State Agency for Informatization and Communications plans to impose new requirements on the Kazakhstani Internet Service Providers. The requirements refer to the minimal speed for a broadband connection – not less than 256 Kbps. This condition, according to the agency, corresponds to the basic standards of the International Telecommunication Union.
“We will insist that the increased speed should not lead to the increased price”, the state agency underscored.
Will the domestic providers do so — reduce the price two times and lose additional income they receive now from the use of diverse tariff bars, which are formed on the basis of different speed of access? If the government is going to be persistent enough, then the ISPs will have to make a concession. But, in order to compensate their losses, they most likely will abandon unlimited tariff plans.