Communications attributed the "lost" fourth license to current economic circumstance

2016/06/09 (00:23 pm) - hits: 45 - (3569)
 Baghdad/Acer Jabbar

The Ministry of communications, attributed on Monday, the fourth mobile telephone license for the private sector to "economic situation in the country, saying it will join a company that will win through its infrastructure.

He said Undersecretary, Amir Bayati said in an interview for (range), "communications and Media Commission got Cabinet approval for the assignment of the fourth mobile telephone license, because the economic situation in the country".
Al-Bayati, said that "If the fourth license awarded to the Government sector through the Ministry, scheduled basis, the time required to achieve the required profit, unlike the case with for the private sector through public bidding, with the participation of international companies", stating that it "achieves a quick resource for State contributes to help overcome the critical economic situation".

The Government official, said that "the Ministry started moving with relevant actors possessing infrastructure components that can be tapped, particularly optical cable and its extensions, as well as technical and operational staffs trained to high standards and can provide services in this area," he said, adding that "the Ministry is studying the possibility of entering with the smaller company by auction for the fourth license directly, or duration, but in both cases will have a role in the fourth license.

Al-Bayati, said that "the fourth license based on LTE that require optical cable which is owned by the Ministry," returned to "company that will win the fourth license could benefit cable in cooperation with the Ministry.

Recall that the LTE technology, Long Term Evolution is an abbreviation is the new standard for 4 g networks 4G in wireless communications for a broad range of package, provides very high speeds of data transfer compared with the techniques and standards for third-generation 3G.

The Ministry of communications revealed in (the 28th of January 2016), pull the Cabinet for the fourth license at the request of the communications and Media Commission, confirming its continued to pursue the "right" to get them legally.

Were communications and Media Commission said in (the 13 of December past 2015), the fourth license contract amount up to three billion dollars, indicating that they had received requests from international companies to obtain a license, and that the communications Ministry had resorted to applying for allowance eliminated.