Fourth license awaiting the CMC agreement .. Parliament intervenes for "resolved"

06/10/2016 (0:01 pm) - The number of readings: 88

Baghdad / Muhannad Jawad

A commission of economy and investment in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday announced it will host officials from the CMC to stand on its opinion on the proposal of the Ministry of Communications activating the fourth mobile license project investment with citizens by 51%, the Commission expressed welcome to "the Commission's initiative," as promised to study the case was officially received, the Ministry of communications confirmed that the proposal will run its cadres and prevent the exit of capital.

She said a member of the economic and investment commission parliamentary Najiba Najib said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The Communications Minister Hassan Rashed suggested hosted by the Commission earlier this week, activating the fourth mobile license project, by offering 51% of the project's shares direct to subscribe citizens to benefit from the profits, to be the remaining percentage in favor of the CMC, "expressing support for the Commission" to that proposal. "

Najib said, that "the Commission intends to host the CMC to stand on their views thereon to break decision for investments in the telecommunications sector and the creation of convergence between them and the ministry end their differences."

For his part, he said a member of the Board of Trustees at CMC Khalil pilot in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The granting of the fourth license file has not yet been resolved, and is awaiting a court ruling," noting that "the Council of Ministers' decision invalidated the argument of the Ministry of Communications regarding her rights to obtain a license fourth, the Commission gave the eligibility of the management. "

The promise of the pilot, that "the establishment of investment in a way a company with citizens, making them similar to companies other mobile phone that allow citizen input head its money through the purchase of shares on the stock market," noting that "the Commission did not object to get the Ministry of Communications on the fourth license, from during the competition transparent and fair with the rest of the mobile phone companies, according to the contexts guarantors to improve the quality of service provided to citizens. "

And on the proposal of the Ministry of Communications, he confirmed a member of the Board of Trustees in the CMC, that "the Commission will examine the proposal carefully when officially arrive, to make the legal and technical opinion on it," and welcomed, "the call for economic and investment commission meeting Authority to discuss the proposal of the Ministry of Communications."

In turn, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications Amir al-Bayati said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The proposal of the ministry introduced 51% of the project contributed direct subscription, an old idea we have worked on a lot," but he also said, "But the dispute between the Ministry and the Communications and Media Commission and not settled the elimination of the last implementation. "

Al-Bayati said, that "the Committee of Economy and Parliamentary investment began working on activating this proposal to the conviction that the fourth license should be granted to the state," pointing out that "the 51st proportion% will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications as the fourth license under its management are, management."

He said al-Bayati, that "the implementation of the project will be in two phases. First the purchase of shares by the staff of the ministry, and the second opening for subscription for citizens to contribute to the company while allowing the entry of other companies as a partner," noting that "the ministry will use firms competent to market scratch cards, services and technical support for the success of the project.

Al-Bayati pointed out, that "the big difference between investment with the citizen, where national company contributes to keep capital inside the country, while the foreign mobile companies out of capital abroad at a rate ranging from 60-80%," explaining, "The second difference is that the management the sites and mobile devices existing companies located outside Iraq, while within the country will be for the national company. "

Al-Bayati stressed that "the third variation point is running the Angels in the ministry, especially that a large proportion of the cadres of the mobile phone companies are from the ministry or graduates of the ministry's Institute of Communications, too," pointing out that "the entry of the Ministry of Communications to bid a fourth license with other companies is difficult, as will lead to the loss of national company starting. "

The Ministry of Communications revealed that, in the (28 January 2016), the withdrawal of the Cabinet for the fourth license, upon request, CMC, while confirming that it continues to pursue its right to obtain a legal license.

And announced that the Ministry of Communications in the (14 December 2015), all requiring the elimination of the Communications and Media Commission stop the Declaration on the Granting fourth license for mobile phones, while stated that "the struggle" on "sovereign right" license is still going on, it revealed a claim by the Commission services parliamentary submit a feasibility study on the project.

The CMC confirmed in the (13 December 2015), that the amount of the fourth license is held up to three billion dollars, indicating that it had received requests from international companies to get a license, and that the Ministry of Communications has resorted to the judiciary instead of applying for them.

The CMC announced in the (25 October 2015), will launch the fourth license for mobile phones in conjunction with the launch of the fourth generation system early in 2016 the next, and showed that the launch of the fourth generation system will be according to an auction where competing companies operating in Iraq now as well as the Ministry of communications and other companies.