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In Moscow halted the project “Municipal Wi-Fi» because of the devaluation of the ruble
Devaluation of the ruble, which caused an increase in costs for the purchase of foreign telecommunications equipment, led to the suspension of the project-wide broadband network “Urban Wi-Fi». On Tuesday wrote ” Interfax “. Work on the project moved to the first half of 2015.
The representative of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russian broadcasting network and alert” (RSVO) said that at the moment is necessary to correct the main economic and financial parameters of the project, taking into account the development of solutions based on domestically produced equipment.
Advisor to Director General RSVO and project manager Eldar Razroyev decided to leave the project.
“In the current situation, the economy has changed dramatically, we must rethink everything. The decision to resume the project will be made at the company level, “- said Razroyev, commenting on his departure.
According to the news agency, according to Razroeva, suspension of work on a project related to the change in exchange rates and prices for equipment.
The general director Vyacheslav RSVO Ivanyuk said that currently negotiating with a number of integrators and Russian manufacturers to develop technical solutions on the basis of domestic equipment. Adjusted draft will be presented in Rossvâz by May 2015.
The project “Urban Wi-Fi» is the idea of covering Wi-Fi networks in Moscow in 2021. RSVO planned to invest in the project to 1.8 billion rubles.
The project includes free access to socially significant information resources (information resources of the Moscow government and social services) and paid – to the Internet. The payback period is estimated RSVO 5 years. By 2019, the company planned to receive 1.7 billion rubles of income.
The program in September 2014 were deployed four test areas in the Eastern District of Moscow. According to the source, they RSVO plans to test the equipment of domestic suppliers.
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