The Georgian government’s decision to put the Tbilisi TV broadcasting tower up for online auction has sparked concerns among industry insiders. Those within the industry are concerned that the takeover could lead to increased service prices for TV companies. Located on top of Mtatsminda mountain (Saint Mount) and overlooking the capital city, the structure is an important landmark.
At present, the tower is managed by state-owned Alfacom, a Tbilisi-based management company formerly functioning as Telecenter of Georgia. Boris Adamia, the Deputy Director of Alfacom, told the local station Radio Palitra, that they had no information about putting the tower up for auction before it was announced publicly.