OREANDA-NEWS  The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has opened a case against the telecom operator Megafon due to unjustified tariff increases. As the agency noted on September 25, this year the tariff increase averaged 10.24% and affected more than 8.2 million subscribers.

They pointed out that the company raises prices for no reason, explaining this as an unreasonable "increase in costs."

"In this regard, the FAS of Russia has concluded that PJSC Megafon has no grounds for raising tariffs. The actions of the company may lead to infringement of the interests of consumers. As a result, the FAS of Russia initiated an antimonopoly case against PJSC Megafon. In case of finding fault, the telecom operator faces a fine in accordance with the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation," the FAS press service told Izvestia.

In December 2022, the FAS already recognized Megafon as violating antimonopoly legislation and issued an order to reduce tariffs. Then the department clarified that the order remains unfulfilled and is being appealed by the company in court. As a result, the telecom operator continues to extract income from the unjustified increase.