Within the framework of the Smart Government project implemented by the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia and the World Bank, an assessment of the current status of telecommunication universal service obligations and the revision of policy documents have begun.
The client of this sub-project is the Communications and Information Technology Authority and the contractor is the Canadian consulting company “Intelecon” with experience in providing consulting services in this field.
The “Contract Initiative Meeting” of the project stakeholders was held today and a consensus was reached on the project requirements, goals, work plan and cooperation.
It has been more than 10 years since the Universal Service Obligation Fund was established. During this period, Mongolia’s telecommunications infrastructure has expanded and remote communities have access to adequate telecommunications services. It is planned to complete the delivery of communication services to the target group by next year.
In recent years, mobile operators, CITA, and other public organizations, NGOs as well as private organizations have stated that it is time to update the goals, activities, and policy documents of the USOF.