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National Communications Commission holds 4G license tender

Three largest mobile operators pay a total of almost $89 million at 4G tender for 2,600 MHz range
11:55, 31 January 2018

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The opening of envelopes with price offers from mobile communication operators for the introduction of 4G connection in Ukraine took place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Related: Ukraine announces tender for 4G technology

According to Interfax-Ukraine, lifecell purchased two lots for 30 MHz for $32.4 million, Kyivstar bought three lots for 30 MHz for $32.61 million, whereas Vodafone-Ukraine paid a total of $22.46 million for two lots for 20 MHz range.

The final purchase prices exceeded the starting prices by a total of $6.02 million.

Related: Ukraine to announce tender on 4G in range of 2600 MHz in November

President of Kyivstar Petro Chernyshov, CEO of lifecell Ismet Yazici and Vodafone-Ukraine’s Corporate Governance Director Oleh Prozhyvalsky participated in the tender by voice on behalf of the carriers.

Related: Ukraine’s government approves 4G license sale for over $244 million

Earlier, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko spoke about the creation of the 4G network in Ukraine. “When I was elected president, Ukraine did not have 3G connection due to corruption. Shortly, we are going to open the envelope for 4G connection. We have many companies willing to invest in it,” he said during a meeting with investors on Thursday, 25 January.

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