MegaFon will provide communications to the world Cup in 2018

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MegaFon has won a tender daughter “Rostec” for providing services and communication services during the world Cup, which will be held in Russia in 2018. The amount of the contract amounted to almost 4.3 billion rubles

As follows from the materials of the portal Zakupki.gov.ru, a subsidiary of Rostec “national Center of Informatization” (NCI) chose MegaFon is the only provider to provide communication services. Under the agreement, the operator will provide services of NCI since March 1 of this year until the end of 2018. “MegaFon” will be responsible for network infrastructure providers, and other services required for NCI could provide the services of mobile and fixed networks.

The contract amount to 4.25 billion rubles, including VAT.

The state Corporation “rostec” is the only executor of the project on creation of infrastructure of communications and IT for the world Cup, which Russia will host in 2018. The maximum amount of the contract is to 10.85 billion RUB, including VAT. Rostec is selected as the sole vendor to perform the contract of its subsidiary, NCI.

Ntsi develops software for corporations and public authorities. Company twice earlier in the year trying to choose a subcontractor for the organization providing mobile and fixed communication during the 21st world Cup.

The first time the purchase didn’t take place as the “Megaphone” was the only vendor allowed to participate. The bid of the second bidder for the contract — operator “Interregional TransitTelecom” — rejected due to the fact that the company has not provided the necessary documents. The same situation was repeated during the second purchases. “MegaFon” was again the only participant allowed to tender. The application of the second participant of “Rostelecom” was rejected by the Commission in connection with the fact that he provided incomplete set of documents.

As told RBC representative of NCI, after these tenders, it was decided to choose MegaFon is the only provider. According to a representative of NCI, the operator meets all eligibility requirements, he proposed a minimum price.

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