"In 2019, the National Communications Commission of Georgia met severe challenges and made important decisions to liberalize the e-communications market. Despite the liberalization and drop in tariffs in the wholesale market of mobile and fixed telephony, powerful operators still made attempts to increase prices," the Georgian National Communications Commission said in its annual report.
Following the report, the Commission examined the mobile and fixed-line communications market. Mobile operators were required to suspend the process of changing tariffs until the end of the research.
Silknet suspended the announced price change, and Magticom did not take the National Commission's recommendation into account.
The study aimed to determine how reasonable the price rise was. The research showed that there was no need for the price increase.
"Magticom had to suspend the announced change in tariffs. It also suspended the introduction of various retail tariffs for communication with networks of small operators. Besides, the Commission obliged the company to leave the existing unlimited package of25 GEL," the report reads.