MoC Kuwait’s fixed infrastructure to be privatised

22 Mar 2016

Kuwait’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) is set to undergo a belated privatisation process, following a proposal to privatise the fixed telephony infrastructure and post services, the Kuwait Times reports. Undersecretary Hameed Al-Qattan said that once established, the Communication and IT Regulatory Authority (CITRA) would be responsible for offering those services for privatisation. If the project is approved, the MoC would only be responsible for ‘marine transportations’, the official said.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Kuwait’s telecoms sector is dominated by a dual-mode MoC, which performs the oft conflicting role of monopoly operator and industry regulator. A new regulatory commission – CITRA – was reportedly established in November 2014, though it is yet to officially take charge of the telecoms sector.

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