MOSCOW, August 6. /Basereporter.com/. Phased transition of officials and employees of state-owned companies on the smartphones based on operating system (OS) Sailfish from “Rostelecom” will require more than 160 billion rubles. By the end of 2021, it is planned to translate 7.9 million users, said on Monday the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a Federal official familiar with the plans.
From 160.2 billion rubles are to be spent on the introduction of smartphones with Sailfish OS, of 71.3 billion roubles will be allocated from the Federal budget, 78.2 billion, will provide state-owned companies, a further 10.7 billion will be derived from local budgets, the newspaper reports.
According to the newspaper, the rate for providing services with the use of smartphones in the domestic OS will be 13.1 thousand rubles a year per person. In addition, the Ministry of Finance presents the rationale of the need to allocate additional 2.3 billion rubles from the Federal budget for the completion of works on creation of the OS.
Sailfish Mobile OS Eng – first Russian mobile operating system, made on the basis of an open platform Sailfish (developed by Finnish Jolla, created by former employees of Nokia). In 2015, it became known that majoritarian Jolla was the owner of ESN, Gregory Berezkin. Adaptation for Sailfish Russia was engaged in “Open mobile platform”.
According to the developer device based on Sailfish Mobile OS Rus will be able to ensure the security of data transmission in the public sector, corporate sector and ordinary consumers who value privacy. OS can be installed on any mobile device, it passed the certification tests of the FSB of Russia, registered by Rospatent and listed in the national registry.
In early March, 2018 Rostelecom has acquired a developer of mobile operating system Sailfish OS and the Sailfish Mobile OS Rus. The company signed the contracts of sale on the acquisition of 75% shares in OOO “Open mobile platform” and 75% shares in OOO “Votron”.