The government has submitted a draft law that amends the federal law “On Communications”. The amendments are made to move towards a register model for assignment (designation) of radio frequencies or radio frequency channels for radio electronic means, and to determine the specifics of licensing in the field of communications.
According to D-Russia, in the register model the provision of services is recorded in the electronic register.
According to the draft law, permission to assign a radio frequency or radio frequency channel will be issued “in the form of an entry in the Unified register of frequency assignments for civilian radio electronic means” or in written form for radio electronic equipment used for government agencies. The current law “On Communications” has no provisions on a unified register.
The explanatory note states that “the concept will improve the technological effectiveness of processes, including through the use of digital technology”. It will also make it possible to “accelerate the introduction of digital and electronic services” both on the part of Roskomnadzor and on the part of individuals and legal entities planning to use the radio frequency spectrum.
If the law is adopted, it will enter into force on March 1, 2022.