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Russian: Competition regulator probes SMS prices

 |  January 20, 2016

Russian federal competition regulator FAS has initiated an investigation into SMS traffic rates applied to SMS aggregators by Russian mobile operator MTS, Beeline and Megafon, reports Vedomosti.

The modification of the rates led to price increases for end-users. Companies using the text dissemination service submitted appeals to the watchdog on the issue. MTS claims that it introduced new rates in order to reduce the SMS spam.

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