The National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NKRSI) intends to announce tender on granting of the license on the provision of communication service of 4G standard in the range of 2600 MHz in November 2017. It is reported at the website of the National Commission.
This decision was made on October 17 due to the statement of ‘MMDS-Ukraine’ on the intention to vacate the radio-frequency bands that aim for the implementation of the new technology.
Particularly, the holding of the conversion of the radio frequency resource of Ukraine in the radio-frequency bands of 2510-2545 MHz (except the bands 2532-2540 MHz in Zaporizhia region, 2540.0-2545.0 MHz in Kyiv region, 2532.0-2540.0 MHz in Kharkiv region, 2532.0-2540.0 MHz in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 2532.0-2540.0 in Sevastopol), 2630-2665 MHz, 2685-2690 MHz at all regions of the country and the issue of the license on the completion or tender ground due to the results of the conversion.
The subject of the conversion is ‘MMDS-Ukraine’ and the terms of the event holding is defined: it will take place at the beginning of the second quarter of 2017 and it will end not later than in one month since the beginning of the financing of the conversion by the initiators.
‘The making of this decision means the beginning of the active phase of the preparation for the 4G tender in the range of 2600 MHz that provides the certain terms of the implementation of the needed procedures. The next step is the submitting of the conversion plan to the ‘MMDS-Ukraine’ in the two-week term. The announcement of the 4G tender in the range of 2600 MHz is planned for the first decade of November 2017’, the message said.
Moreover, it is reported about the readiness of the NKRSI to begin the process of the preparation of the 4G tender in the range of 1800 MHz after the approving of all necessary decisions by the users of this radio-frequency band resource.
The Ukrainian government made a decision to start the procedure of the license sale for 4G connection in the range of 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz with the starting price of 238.140 million dollars.