KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to privatize the communication sector at the Ministry of Communication, including the needed infrastructure, landlines, long distance cables and telephone exchange centers, Board chairman and CEO Salem Al-Othaina. Othainah added that landlines are no longer run by governments anywhere in the world. Further, Othainah said that all executive, administrative and technical preparations have been done to allow launching the authority as soon as possible to be the sole executor of all the measures to be taken by telecom providing companies.

Othainah added that the telecom authority would, from now on, take all responsibilities of the ministry and other relevant authorities concerning information technology and telecommunications as per law number 37/2014 that was amended by law number 98/2015 with the aim of developing the service and protecting subscribers’ interests. —Al-Jarida