The Ministry of Communications: await the decision the Cabinet Secretariat for giving us the fourth mobile license as a legal right

​The Ministry of Communications, on Thursday, it is awaiting the decision of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on access to the fourth mobile license, while showed "the legal sovereign right" possession of that license, has ruled out entering the bidding called by the CMC as involving "a big risk".

The agent said the ministry, Amir al-Bayati, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), that "the ministry met two days ago with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers concerning her rights to obtain the fourth mobile license," adding that "the ministry signed, on Wednesday, the minutes of the meeting and sent to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, pending its decision on the subject. "

Al-Bayati said, "The meeting affirmed the right of the ministry legally those license after the Cabinet approval on it, especially the 13 members of the Committee for Parliamentary Services have agreed to it," returned to "grant the license-fourth of the Ministry of Communications has great importance, especially that a large part of the shares Private mobile phone companies operating in Iraq currently belong to other countries that may have political effects in the future. "

He explained, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications, that "the profits of private mobile companies go out of Iraq while they remain in the country if granted the fourth license to the Ministry or to the owners of a purely Iraqi capital," pointing out that there is a "governmental and non-governmental Iraqi institutions willing to participate in the license management fourth. "
He Bayati, "the ministry is ready to negotiate with the CMC on material things and the percentage of profits that are awarded after the fourth license."

And on the possibility of entering the ministry to bid with other companies for the fourth license, in the event that the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers have refused to grant her, he saw al-Bayati, that "the auction will not be beneficial to the ministry."

He continued, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications, that "the ministry's plan will change then, where will the feasibility of the project study and the interest of it, and the number of companies that will dock the tender", Msttrda "there would be no point in the project if entered other companies operating the fourth generation."

Bayati promised, that "access to tender constitutes a risk," stressing that "The ministry wants to aggregated financial resource of the state in the event of obtaining the fourth license to provide services to citizens."

The Ministry of Communications confirmed in (the 22 of November 2015), the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers will be the referee between them and the media and communications on the mobile phone license, indicating that the current circumstances Stdtrha to hiring a company to manage such license or marketing of the joint operation if they got them, in While the Commission indicated that its stance stems from the law and consistent with the direction the country towards economic decentralization, indicated to the parliamentary committee Services bias to the option that provides good economic returns to Iraq.

The Communications and Media Commission confirmed in (the thirtieth of October 2015), its intention to launch a fourth mobile license in accordance with international contexts although it "raises resentment" of damaged personal interests, while showed that the dispute over the eligibility of the Ministry of Communications license "has not been decided yet." , made clear that it would abide by any government decision "definitively" in that regard, although they have with the liberalization of the market and the lack of "Monopoly."

The CMC announced (25 October 2015), its intention to launch a fourth license for mobile phones in conjunction with the launch of the fourth generation system early next 2016, and indicated that the launch of the fourth generation system will be according to an auction where competing companies operating in Iraq now, as well as for the Ministry of Communications and other companies.
The Ministry of Communications, revealed in (the sixth of April 2015), has announced the launch of the fourth mobile license, while showed that the license will be the national company of the mobile phone associated with them, he confirmed that it will deal with the company as the rest of the mobile phone companies in Iraq a guarantee for " justice "in the competition and profits.

The three companies operate mobile phone currently in Iraq, (Zain Iraq, Asiacell and Korek Telecom). The third generation services (G 3) since the beginning of this year, and had been working since the start of the second generation of its work in Iraq since 2004, until the end of 2014 the past.