Moscow, September 25, 2015. — Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation developed and approved obligatory metrological requirements to changes in public regulation for ensuring unity of measurements within the competence of the Ministry. Corresponding order was developed to ensure unity of measurements and to establish obligatory metrological requirements to changes in delivery of postal services and for consideration of amount of delivered telecom services. The law will come into effect after one year of its publication.
The order was developed with consideration of suggestions of Ministry of Economic Development, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology, Rossvyaz, the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Committee on Technical Regulation, Standardization and Conformity Assessment of the Russian Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs and telecom operators. The order defines permissible error in measurements of weight and size of parcels, length of phone calls, amount of delivered and received data. It also defines possible error in timescale in networks of telecom operators relatively to the national scale of time of Russia UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Universal metrological requirements will protect citizens and government from negative consequences of unreliable results of measurements and actions of telecom operators that misinform customers. New order will improve reliability of mutual calculations between telecom operators for traffic transmission and will contribute to further transfer to per-second billing of telecom services.