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As noted before, the telecommunications sector is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive in the Moscow economy. For several years, its development rate, the expansion and upgrading of the infrastructure for fixed and mobile networks included, has exceeded the forecasts, fully meeting the demands of individual and corporate customers.
Further substantial renovation of the fixed telephony networks is now planned for the next several years. In particular, a number of existing competition venues will also be a part of this process. The current development plans exclude the necessity for building any additional infrastructure especially for the Games. As for the planned and additional venues, their supply with advanced fixed telephony networks will be an integral part of their overall construction and fit-out planning which caters for the Games-related requirements.
The introduction of the 3G standards is a major key trend for the Moscow mobile networks development. The first licences to supply the 3G services are expected to be awarded next year, with a dramatic increase in market share in the next 2.5-3 years. The respective Games-related needs will be fully considered.
All new projects dealing with expansion and upgrading of the infrastructure for fixed and mobile networks will be implemented exclusively at the cost of telecommunications companies involved and investors they might engage. The Moscow OCOG will not financially contribute to these projects.