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Russia: Watchdog proposes mandatory Russian apps on smartphones

 |  January 28, 2019

Russian competition regulator FAS has proposed a new law on the use of mobile applications and browsers on mobile devices and PCs sold in Russia, reports Kommersant.

The document includes a requirement to install on devices sold in Russia mobile applications, anti-virus software, navigators, messengers and browsers designed in the country. The initiative is part of efforts to fight the dominance of Google, Apple and Microsoft in the market.

The law will also regulate software on devices from foreign producers imported to Russia. The concept law is planned to be sent to the government for approval, reported TelecomPaper.

Full Content: Telecom Paper

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