The development of the information technology industry will be one of the main priorities of the updated Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications. The ministry will be a special IT trend that will oversee separate deputy minister — an expert on GLONASS Mark Shmulevich. This was announced at a press conference the head of department Nikolay Nikiforov.
Currently, the share of IT technology in GDP is less than 4%, but Russia has serious growth potential in this area. According to the minister, the development of information technology as the industry requires the establishment of appropriate telecommunications infrastructure and an enabling environment for business IT companies. The Office aims to establish a quality dialogue with market participants: to this end, created a public board that will allow representatives of government and business exchange relevant information in an open and co-operation to make effective decisions that contribute to the progress of the industry as a whole.
Another object of renewed ministry in the near future will be the improvement of the communication regulation that does not match the challenges of the contemporary realities. Work in this area will focus on the review of approaches to the regulation of radio spectrum as a limited resource, and analysis of the system of licensing of communications services.
"As an active participant in the communications market, we encourage the initiatives of the Ministry of Communications. Constructive cooperation regulator and professional community will improve the quality of laws, and in conjunction with state support IT companies of small and medium-sized businesses will give a powerful impetus to the development of the Russian branch of information technology, "- says the press service of the NGO RIC-Systems.