The following services are covered under USOF:
Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) has been established upon approval of the regulation on “composition and spending of Universal Service Obligation Fund” by Government of Mongolia in December, 2006. The World Bank provided initial seed money for USOF through “Information Communications Infrastructure Development Project” (ICIDP).
Result: Information Communications Infrastructure Development Project
Through its work with the government and the Communications Regulatory Commission, the Bank projects created and supported:
Additionally, the project’s successful implementation yielded the following benefits:
Information and communications infrastructure development project financed by World Bank, was successfully implemented in years 2005-2008.
This project consisted of two sub-projects:
Very few of the country’s rural soums (rural district center) had internet services.
It had been determined through an examination of previous pilot projects and a market analysis from national demand study carried out for the CRC that only a minority of soum centres was ready to support Internet services supplied by a commercial Internet Service Provider, especially if they have a low population, less than 24-hour commercial electricity supply, and/or little prior experience of private fixed or mobile voice communication services.
The Soum Center Internet (SCI) service provider had to provide the mandatory SCI services in accordance with the provisions Agreement between CRC and the SCI service provider to the mandatory USO service areas.
In order to promote the Government’s policy of expanding access to telecommunications services, SCI subsidies were paid as an incentive to the SCI Service Provider. The SCI Subsidy payments were made in accordance with the SCI Service Agreement from the CRC (USOF).
Under the framework of the World Bank grant MOG-H232 contracts between the Government of Mongolia and World Bank, the CRC implemented the National Spectrum Management and Monitoring system (SMMS) consisted to followings:
In 2006, Universal Service Obligation Fund was established at CRC according to the Law of Mongolia on Government Special Fund (USOF). The regulations and procedures to manage the USOF were approved end license holders were starting the leavy to the newly established USOF.
In 2008, USOF was transferred to the ITPTA according to the amendment of the Law of Mongolia on Communication.