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Dear employees of cellular companies and users of mobile devices, congratulations on the 30th anniversary of cellular communications in Russia!

The first conversation on a mobile phone took place on this day – September 9, 1991 – between the mayor of Leningrad, Anatoly Sobchak, and the mayor of Seattle, Norman Rice. The call was initiated by a Russian cellular company. From that moment on, the first commercial communication networks began to be built in the country.

At the start, only a few could afford a cell phone. Today, even a child cannot do without it. For 30 years, the cost of a minute of conversation has decreased more than 100 times.

Russia is in the top 3 countries in terms of the availability of mobile Internet with its good quality.

The mobile device has become not just a means of communication, but also a tool for work, study and leisure.

Today, the Ministry of Digital Industry of Russia estimates the telecom market at 1.9 trillion rubles, and RAEC calculated that recently the contribution of this direction to the Runet economy has increased by 20%. This indicates the intensive development of cellular communications in the country. It is not surprising that the number of active SIM cards is over 200 million.

For 30 years, 2G, 3G, 4G standards have appeared in Russia, and 5G technologies will already be introduced in 2024.

I wish the Russian cellular companies development. We will always be in touch!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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