Kyivstar submits application to take part in 4G tender for 1,800 MHz
The largest mobile communications operator of Ukraine, Kyivstar, has submitted an application to participate in a tender to receive licenses to use the radio frequency spectrum of Ukraine for the introduction of IMT technology in the 1,710-1785 MHz and 1,805-1,880 MHz ranges, Kyivstar President Peter Chernyshov has said.
He wrote on his Facebook page that the documents from Kyivstar for the tender have been signed and submitted to the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Information Technology (NCCR).
"I, of course, do not really like the way the frequencies were distributed. Initially, the telecom operators insisted that the three additional lots of 5 MHz that are 'released' as a result of the refarming, were next to the main lots or were distributed according to the generic lots principle. It allows you not to tie lots to specific frequencies, but to a winner in a separate lot to attach it to your main frequency band, getting a continuous spectrum. The regulator 'shuffled' lots with radio frequencies," Chernyshov wrote.
At the same time, he said that Kyivstar will still participate in the second tender.
As reported, Ukraine schedules a tender to issue 4G communications licenses for the 1,710-1785 MHz and 1,805-1,880 MHz frequency ranges for February 26.