Shatel CEO Ahmadreza Nakhjavani said “According to directive No. 237 on tariff changes for high speed Internet through ADSL technology and Internet based on Wi Fi technology, we have reduced prices of high speed Internet for marginal users”. He pointed to concerns of Shatel company about directive number 237 and said “our main concern is that if this directive ends like regulatory ‘s directive number 181, as 2 years ago license owner companies applied discounts for marginal users but finally Provincial telecommunications companies and Telecommunication Infrastructure Company did not applied agreed discounts completely and congruent with mentioned directive to companies, which caused account differences in Financial statements and our financial loss.
He pointed to request made by FCP companies from CRA (Communications Regulatory Authority) to implementation of directive No. 237 and continued “To reduce prices for marginal users, we suggested Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) and Telecommunication Infrastructure Company to apply their discounts for FCP license owner companies at first and then other Internet companies apply their discounts for marginal users. He emphasized “Shatel has a commitment to obey the Regulatory rules and directives even if our suggestion would be rejected”.
He also noticed to Shatel and Infrastructure Company agreement on detailed implementation of directive No. 237 and added: To prevent previous doubts about this directive, we have held a meeting with Ministry of ICT and Infrastructure Company. In that meeting senior managers of Infrastructure Company accepted to reduce prices of their services for Internet companies and thereupon based on this agreement and according to directive No. 237 from this time we would reduce our Internet service prices for our marginal users. He said “still there are some concerns about improper implementation of directive No. 237 by Provincial telecommunications companies, thus we have appointed a month period limitation to ensure that telecommunications companies would obey CRA rules likewise”.