The Committee heard the reports for 2019 and 2020 by the National Communications Commission.
The Chairman of the National Communications Commission, Kakha Bekauri, spoke in detail about the activities carried out during the reporting period.
“The pandemic-induced reality has shifted the whole world to remote living mode, making the strategic importance and need of the telecommunications sector even clearer. Consequently, new challenges have arisen and the need for even faster development of technologies. It must be said that the Georgian telecommunications sector has successfully responded to the crisis situation”, – Kakha Bekauri remarked.
In his reports, he focused on the structure and budget of the Commission, talked about legislative changes and highlighted the amendments to the Electronic Communications Law passed in 2020, which provided the state with an effective tool and additional powers to protect critical infrastructure.
Speaking on tariff policy, the rapporteur said that the decision of the Communications Commission ensures that companies cannot impose unreasonably high prices on consumers, as well as maintain the already existing, affordable conditions.
He spoke about the development trends in the field of electronic communications; Focused on statistics of customer complaints and response to them; On the process of media literacy development; Resolutions and disputes considered by the Commission.
The meeting was attended by representatives of communication companies and public organizations.
The rapporteur answered the questions of the MPs. The Committee approved the report to the Plenary.
The recommendations developed by the Committee will be sent to the Regulatory Commission.