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AGREEMENT

of October 30, 2015

About conditions of implementation of interoperator settlement when rendering services of the international telecommunication in the State Parties of the CIS

The governments of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which further are referred to as with the Parties

based on the Agreement on cooperation in development and use of systems of cellular mobile communication of January 17, 1997,

recognizing need of use of the single principles when forming interoperator rates for services of the international telecommunication in the State Parties of this agreement, including on the services provided in the international roaming

proceeding from need of further development of the international telecommunication on space of the CIS,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The purpose of this agreement is forming of favorable conditions for implementation of interoperator settlement when rendering services of the international telecommunication, including in the international roaming as bases of creation of new opportunities for expansion of such services, increases in their quality and availability.

Article 2

For the purposes of this agreement the following terms are used:

telecommunication – any radiation, transfer or acceptance of signs, signals, the written text, images and sounds or data of any other sort by means of wire, radio - optical or other electromagnetic devices;

services of the international telecommunication – mutual rendering services of the international telecommunication by operators of the international telecommunication of the different states;

the operator of the international telecommunication – any person rendering services of the international telecommunication according to the legislation of the State Party of this agreement;

interoperator settlement – the mechanism of direct income redistribution from rendering of services of the international telecommunication between the operators of the international telecommunication who are directly participating in provision of such services;

the international roaming – possibility of subscribers of cellular mobile communication to automatically make and receive calls, to perform acceptance and data transmission or to get access to other services when moving out of limits of geographical coverage of the operators of home network of one State Party of this agreement servicing them by means of involvement of the operator of guest network of other State Party of this agreement.

Article 3

The parties agreed that interoperator settlement when rendering services of the international telecommunication in the State Parties of this agreement, including in the international roaming, is performed proceeding:

from accounting of national peculiarities of rendering services of the international telecommunication;

from equality (nondiscrimination) of operators of the international telecommunication regardless of their place of registration (organization), form of business or pattern of ownership;

from transparency (openness) of activities of operators of the international telecommunication in the field of forming of interoperator rates;

from equality of conditions and opportunities for operators of the international telecommunication when implementing settlement;

from conscientiousness of operators of the international telecommunication in case of accomplishment of obligations, including on the corresponding settlement, in relation to another (another) to the operator (operators) of the international telecommunication at the scheduled time and in full;

from reciprocity of the measures undertaken by the Parties and operators of the international telecommunication for goal achievement of this agreement;

from non-admission of creation of discrimination conditions for subscribers of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 4

The parties recognize need and undertake measures for development of the approved approaches to establishment and change of the step of tariffing applied in case of interoperator settlement when rendering services of the international telecommunication including in the international roaming.

The parties recognize need and undertake measures for establishment of the non-discriminatory conditions applied in interoperator settlement in relation to operators of the international telecommunication of the State Parties of this agreement, regardless of amounts of traffic which can be directed by these operators of the international telecommunication.

The parties recognize need and undertake measures for establishment of such conditions in interoperator roaming agreements which do not discriminate subscribers of operators of the international telecommunication of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 5

The parties create favorable conditions for development of the competition in the market of services of the international telecommunication, including for the purpose of elimination of disproportions in interoperator rates on the same direction of the international telecommunication between the interacting operators of the international telecommunication of the State Parties of this agreement.

The parties perform liberalization of the market of services of the international telecommunication in the State Parties of this agreement and provide the conditions allowing operators of the international telecommunication to reduce costs, to implement new technologies, to increase quality of the provided services of the international telecommunication, including in the international roaming.

Article 6

The parties aim at harmonization of national legislative and other regulatory legal acts on key questions of interaction of operators of the international telecommunication and rendering services of the international telecommunication, including in the international roaming. By preparation of projects of the regulatory legal acts regulating industry of the international telecommunication, the Parties adhere to the principle of publicity of their discussion.

Article 7

The parties take measures for non-admission of discrimination in approaches in case of establishment, introduction and collection of taxes, including indirect, included in the rates applied in case of interoperator settlement. At the same time the Parties consider the international practice of regulation of tax segment of industry of the international telecommunication, including Regulations of the international telecommunication of International union of telecommunication.

Article 8

The realization of this agreement is enabled by administrations of communication, other bodies and the organizations within which competence regulation of industry of the international telecommunication of the State Parties of this agreement, with participation of operators of the international telecommunication is.

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