Nice...the government will someday tax the air we breath.In Lebanon, Cellis and Liban Cell started as private companies. They monopolized the sector and controlled the tariffs. So going private doesn't mean the prices will decrease, unless you add a 3rd and a 4th license but in this case the government will collect peanuts only as the operating and investment cost is huge)
If you sell Alfa and MTC now, they will make max. 1.5 billion up front and maybe much less depending on which network life cycle they will sell( Network life cycle age is max 4 years, so each 4 years you have to reinvest in a new network. Since the start of GSM, the evolution came like 1G,2G,3G,4G and now 5G ). Competition will reduce the tariffs and income will drop( Especially if you add new licenses)
Now the gov is approx. making 400 million profit per year(removing ALFA+MTC operation cost, plus reinvestment) . But when the gov is 100 billion USD in debt, they cannot afford losing this income.
So the government is ripping the people off to supposedly settle some debts that haven't made any positive impact on the life of the average citizen and uphold the expensive lifestyle of politicians with private jets, yachts and mansions, who are leading millions living little above or below the poverty line. What do such politicians deserve as punishment? Is Israel truly the enemy number one or our politicians? Perhaps under foreign rule we could have better life than such our politicians are giving to us.