Mincom ready for MVNOs, but no takers

20 Oct 2014

Tunisia’s Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Information Technology and Communication (Mincom) has confirmed that it completed all preparations for issuing concessions for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in May this year, but has not yet received any applications for the licences. Local news portal THD writes that Mincom has requested that any interested parties that filed applications prior to that date complete the final pieces of paperwork. Once the last documents have been submitted, Mincom will issue letters of support to the would-be MVNOs ‘to facilitating the contractual and administrative procedures with the intervening structures, such as other government agencies and public network operators.’ Mincom has also urged any other prospective providers to submit an application.