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24, 2023

5G Auction Concludes – the New Technology will be Implemented by “Cellfie Mobile”

August 24, 2023 10:25

The Communications Commission has concluded its auctions for the implementation of 5G mobile internet. “Cellfie Mobile” won the separate lots N18, N19 and N24, and was allocated 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands. The price of the lots was GEL 226,800, GEL 226,800 and 1,386,000 respectively. “Cellfie Mobile” will be given 1 month to obtain a license and pay 30% of the aforementioned fee into the state budget. The operator will also have an obligation to allow a mobile...

22, 2023

Advertising Revenues of TV and Radio Broadcasters Increase by 22.4% in the Second Quarter of 2023

August 22, 2023 14:27

In the second quarter of 2023, the total commercial advertising revenues of TV and radio broadcasters increased by 22.4% year-on-year to GEL 23.3 million. In case of TV broadcasters alone, advertising revenues in Q2 amounted to GEL 21.4 million, which represents an increase of GEL 3.9 million over the same period last year. Direct advertising accounted for 66.9% of TV advertising revenues. The share of sponsorship revenues fell by 5.1%, while the share of product placement increased by 3.9%...

17, 2023

ComCom Cautions “Magticom” for Unlawful Broadcasting of an 18+ Programme

August 17, 2023 15:28

The Communications Commission has issued a written caution to Magticom for the unlawful broadcasting of a programme unsuitable for minors. In June 2023, the Commission received a public complaint regarding a film containing a sex scene, which was aired at 21:00 by the authorised broadcaster “Magti Kino” owned by Magticom. Based on the complaint, the Commission monitored the programme broadcasted by “Magti Kino.”  The monitoring identified violations of the Code on...

17, 2023

Cellfie Mobile Wins the 5G Auction

August 17, 2023 10:53

The Communications Commission has declared Cellfie Mobile the winner of combined lot N2 in the auction for the implementation of 5G mobile internet. The company will be allotted 700 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz frequency ranges. Based on the conditions set by the Commission, in return for obtaining the right to use the aforementioned frequency resources, as well as a 20% discount (bringing the fee down to a total of GEL 2,657,445), Cellfie Mobile will have an obligation to allow a mobile virtual...

15, 2023

ComCom Media Academy Launches Masterclass by Producer Noe Sulaberidze

August 15, 2023 13:18

The Media Academy of the Communications Commission has added another series of online lectures to its Masterclass project – this time, by the TV presenter and producer Noe Sulaberidze. The masterclass consists of 4 video lectures, and is available on the Media Academy YouTube channel free of charge. During the lectures, Noe Sulaberidze talks about his 14 years of experience as a producer. Based on his own examples, he shares with the listeners the principles of recruiting a team,...

14, 2023

ComCom Trains 100 Locals in Ambrolauri in Internet Use

August 14, 2023 13:43

The Communications Commission continues to implement the Digital Support Programme in the municipality of Ambrolauri, where it organised a further 5 seminars in the villages of Tsesi, Chrebalo, Nikortsminda, Kvatskhuti and Begeuli, training around 60 locals in digital literacy and safe use of the internet. Implementation of the programme in Ambrolauri started on July 24, and already has more than 100 beneficiaries. With the help of specialists, participants have learned how to search for...

31, 2023

Digital Support Programme Launched in Ambrolauri

July 31, 2023 13:35

After Khelvachauri, Kobuleti and Chokhatauri, the Communications Commission began implementing the Digital Support Programme in the municipality of Ambrolauri. The first seminars were held in the villages of Khvanchkara, Uravi and Likheti, where around 50 locals were trained in digital literacy and safe use of the internet. With the help of specialists, participants learned how to search for information, create and use e-mail, use Google Maps and Google Translator, share locations and use...

31, 2023

ComCom and Ministry of Economy Implement a Project to Reduce Roaming Charges

July 31, 2023 10:28

The Communications Commission and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, with the involvement of European experts, are carrying out a study for Georgia's accession to the EU Roaming Zone. The study serves to prepare the relevant legal and economic bases, while joining the EU Roaming Zone will ensure the reduction of international roaming tariffs. Within the framework of the project, ComCom held a meeting with mobile operators, where experts, after reviewing the content...

28, 2023

Marticom and Silknet Decline to Participate in the 5G Auction – the New Technology will be Implemented by...

July 28, 2023 18:30

Cellfie Mobile will be the only operator participating in the 5G auction announced by the Communications Commission. The company applied for one combined lot, two 2600 MHz lots and one 1800 MHz lot. ComCom had announced an auction for 4 combined lots. Although the Commission took into account all objections and remarks expressed by Magticom and Silknet, both companies ultimately declined to take part in the auction. It is worth noting that these two operators own over 70% of the domestic...

27, 2023

ComCom Cautions “Radio Holding Fortuna” for Violating Sponsorship Rules

July 27, 2023 15:21

The Communications Commission has issued a written caution to “Radio Holding Fortuna” for violating sponsorship rules. In May 2023, ComCom carried out monitoring activities and identified violations in the broadcasts of radio stations Fortuna, Fortuna Plus and Avtoradio.  Specifically, the violation concerned the Law of Georgia on Broadcasting and the “Guidelines for Referring to Sponsors” approved by the Communications Commission, according to which, any reference...


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