MoC suspends ISP’s licences

9 Jul 2009

Kuwait’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) has suspended the licences of a number of internet service providers (ISPs) providing wireless internet and WiMAX services, according to a report in the Kuwait Times. The country’s deputy minister for communications, Abdulmohsen Al-Mzaidi, reportedly issued the order after receiving advice from the MoC’s frequencies and wireless licensing department, which called for the licences of ISPs operating within the 2.5GHz-2.69GHz frequency band to be withdrawn. The department gave a number of reasons for suspending the ISP’s licences including some firms lacking the appropriate licence for the services offered, failure to implement services within a designated time period and the failure to pay levies owed to the government as per existing agreements. The MoC is currently preparing to submit a fresh tender for wireless internet and WiMAX services in the country.