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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:30

Kazakhstan ranks 17th on cellular communication tariffs globally

The Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan suggests fining mobile network operators for poor quality of communication. The Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Askar Zhumagaliyev said on November 26 at the joint meeting of the Council for Economic Policy under the fraction of Nur Otan Party in Majlis and the expert group on Innovative Economy.

According to him, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the statement of the Government of Kazakhstan, the Majlis has a draft law with the relevant proposals on control over communication quality.

“I hope you will approve our offer, which suggests penalties for bad quality of cellular communication. We offer such a mechanism along with technical maintenance to develop and improve the quality of cellular communication in the future”, Askar Zhumagaliyev explained.

“From the point of view of tariffs for communication services, liberalization of the telecommunication branch was carried out in due time. As a result, a number of operators appeared now competing in the market, and tariffs went down. According to the rating of the World Economic Forum, we rank 17th in terms of tariffs for cellular communication”, Askar Zhumagaliyev said.

The deputy minister promised this work aimed at reducing tariffs for cellular communication would be continued in the future.


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