Selling of Black Sea cable and land infrastructure is not the subject of negotiations – Caucasus Online According to Caucasus Online company, negotiations are underway with several major telecommunications companies on purchase of a retail segment.
The company released an official statement on the issue.
“Due to high public interest, we would like to clarify that at this stage Caucasus Online has negotiations with several major telecommunications companies, including VimpelCom and MagtiCom, on the purchase of a retail segment.
Selling of Black Sea cable and land infrastructure is not the subject of negotiations. The process is transparent and the list of company’s assets, which may be sold, has been sent to the Georgian National Communications Commission, as required by the provisions of the Commission. The list does not include the Black Sea cable and therefore, it is not the part of a commercial deal”, says the statement.
Free Democrats’ leader Irakli Alasania said today that the strategic optic fiber channel may be sold to Russia. As Alasania said, the government is working on the alienation of the channel. Free Democrats’ leader calls the information alarming and asks for explanations.
“Negotiations are underway on the alienation of the strategic fiber optic channel, which is linked to Europe and which gives Internet to Georgia. It should be noted that until recently, it was owned by a Georgian company, and we have information that it will likely be purchased by the Russian company VimpelCom.
This information is so important for our country’s security that it is needed the National Regulatory Commission to make explanations. In today’s world the risk of cyber attacks is so big that it is quite alarming information,” said Alasania.
The company VimpelCom operates in the occupied territory of Abkhazia too.