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June
28, 2024
17:08

ComCom Approves the Rules for Access to the Communication Infrastructure, Fee Calculation and Administration...

June 28, 2024 17:08

The Communications Commission has approved the rules for the access of authorised persons to the electronic communication and physical infrastructure, the methodology for calculating the access fee in the event of a dispute, and the rules for the administration of the unified information platform. The adoption of normative acts was assigned to the Communications Commission by the Law On the Sharing of Telecommunication Infrastructure and Physical Infrastructure Used for Telecommunication...

June
27, 2024
17:56

To align with the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the Communications Commission approved...

June 27, 2024 17:56

The Communications Commission has issued a written caution to Kavkasia TV for airing political advertising in violation of the law. In June this year, the broadcaster aired an advert where the leader of the political union Lelo Mamuka Khazaradze talks about his book, but also highlights his achievements for the country and makes pre-election promises. He also states that his book presents a plan for achieving EU membership, increasing pensions, establishing a successful European state, and...

June
27, 2024
17:23

ComCom Approves Audiovisual Accessibility Mechanisms for Disabled Persons

June 27, 2024 17:23

To align with the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the Communications Commission approved regulations on the accessibility of audiovisual products for persons with disabilities. The regulations oblige media service providers to progressively make their content accessible to people with disabilities, which involves introducing subtitles, sign language and audio description. In addition, the Commission developed the rules for the functioning of the specially adapted online portal...

June
27, 2024
16:32

ComCom Outlines Ethical Norms and Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Audiovisual Services and Video Sharing...

June 27, 2024 16:32

To align with the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the Communications Commission approved a code of conduct for on-demand audiovisual media service providers, and a code of conduct for video sharing platforms. According to the normative acts, the Commission will establish ethical norms and rules of conduct for service providers based on the Law of Georgia On Broadcasting, namely: justice, right of reply, coverage of court sessions and armed conflict, and inviolability of personal...

June
21, 2024
14:12

Formula, TV Pirveli and Mtavari Arkhi Violate the Legislation by Airing Political Ads Outside the Election...

June 21, 2024 14:12

The Communications Commission has found that Mtavari Arkhi, TV Pirveli and Formula aired political advertising in violation of the legislation. In June this year, the aforementioned TV channels aired an advert where the leader of the political union Lelo Mamuka Khazaradze talks about his book, but also highlights his achievements for the country and makes pre-election promises. He also states that his book presents a plan for achieving EU membership, increasing pensions, establishing a...

June
17, 2024
14:32

ComCom Chairs the 71st Meeting of the Executive Council of European Audiovisual Observatory

June 17, 2024 14:32

Having assumed the chairmanship of the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) Executive Council in 2024, Georgia hosted the 71st working meeting of the organisation, titled “Market Competitiveness – Implications for the Industry and for Regulators of Smaller Countries.” The meeting was opened by ComCom member and Georgia’s representative on the Executive Council, Ivane Makharadze, who assessed the current state of the audiovisual sector in Georgia and the role of...

June
04, 2024
16:23

Transit Broadcasting Revenues Amount to GEL 144.3 Million in 2023

June 04, 2024 16:23

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the number of customers receiving transit broadcasting services in 2023 decreased by 9000 year-on-year to 745,000, which was due to the termination of Magtisat services. The customer density also decreased slightly: the usage of transit broadcasting services by customers amounted to 67.1%, which is 1% less than in 2022. It is worth noting that with the exception of 2023, the number of transit broadcasting users grew in each...

June
04, 2024
15:27

Communications Industry Contributes GEL 499,573,882 to the State Budget in 2023

June 04, 2024 15:27

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the communications sector contributed a total of GEL 499,573,882 to the state budget in 2023, which is GEL 65,274,127 more than in the previous year. Out of this amount, GEL 56,048,528 was contributed by broadcasters to the Georgian state budget in the form of taxes, while GEL 441,467,364 was contributed by authorised entities in accordance with the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications. Licensing revenues accounted...

June
04, 2024
14:02

Access to Fixed Internet Extended to 31 Villages in 2023

June 04, 2024 14:02

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the fixed broadband penetration rate in Georgian households was 95.7%.  The highest penetration rate of fixed broadband among the regions of Georgia was in Adjara (137%), followed by Tbilisi (136%), Samtskhe-Javakheti (98%), Kvemo Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti (85%), Shida Kartli (72%), Kakheti and Imereti (66%), Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (60%), Guria (58%), and Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti (19%).  As of 2023,...

June
04, 2024
13:22

In 2023, 561,000 Natural Person Customers in Georgia Used the 30 MB/Sec Internet Package, while 245,000 Used...

June 04, 2024 13:22

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the 30 MB/sec package is the most popular fixed broadband package in Georgia, while only 10,000 customers (1% of all natural person customers) used the 100 MB/sec package. In comparison, 55% of households in Europe use a 100 MB/sec or faster package. This data echoes the results of the benchmarking study, based on which the use of high-speed fixed internet is limited for Georgian subscribers due to high prices. The report...

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