Kuwait to get independent telecoms regulator

16 Oct 2008

Kuwait has started the ball rolling towards the introduction of an independent telecoms regulator. In an eight-article memorandum, the Ministry of Communications said it would set up a committee to regulate the telecoms sector as a first step. A memorandum published in the official gazette said the regulator would have authority to, ‘propose bills, resolve rows between operators, determine the cost of calls and other services, protect consumers rights, and encourage investment and competition in the sector’. No schedule of dates for the process was published.