Donetsk, Dec 4 — DAN. The Russian government has approved the strategy to develop the communications industry until 2035, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting with his deputies on Monday.

“Pursuant to presidential instruction, the government has prepared and approved the communications industry development strategy for the next 12 years, ” the government press service quoted Mishustin as saying. “The document creates the conditions for building a modern and secure information infrastructure with innovative solutions and technology.”

The key objectives are a modern telecommunications infrastructure based on domestic equipment and improvement of legal basis for the provision of quality services to the population.

It is important to deliver the households the Internet access opportunity at a speed of at least one gigabyte per second by the end of this decade, the prime minister said.

5G standard for cellular networks will be launched in all towns with a population of over 100,000; Internet access will be provided to 98 household at a rate of at least 1 gigabyte per second, with 5G networks covering the areas that accommodate more than 60 percent of the country’s population, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Mushustin ordered to prepare a an action plan for the strategy within three months and monitor its implementation.*jk