LTE have in common: Kyivstar, Vodafone and lifecell shared frequencies for 4G

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On the launch of 3G networks in Ukraine, you can write a whole book with a separate Chapter on Zhitomir, which is still not carried out the conversion of the frequencies. The introduction of 4G LTE will go much faster. As noted in the National Commission for regulation of communications and Informatization (NCSRCI), the tender for frequencies under 4G through the end of the year. First, the contest will expose the frequency of 2600 MHz. Recently, the mobile operators Kyivstar, Vodafone and lifecell also agreed to exchange the frequencies in the 1800 MHz band.

LTE объединяет: Киевстар, Vodafone и lifecell поделились частотами для 4G

On the launch of 3G networks in Ukraine, you can write a whole book with a separate Chapter on Zhitomir, which is still not carried out the conversion of the frequencies. The introduction of 4G LTE will go much faster. As noted in the National Commission for regulation of communications and Informatization (NCSRCI), the tender for frequencies for 4G through the end of the year. First, the contest will expose the frequency of 2600 MHz. Recently, the mobile operators Kyivstar, Vodafone and lifecell also agreed to exchange the frequencies in the 1800 MHz band.

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According to the head of the NCSRCI Oleksandr Zhivotovsky, operator MDC agreed to return part of the 2600 MHz frequencies, and the regulator is going to put 4 or 5 lots a total number of 2×40 MHz. Their initial cost will be 2.3 billion hryvnia. In addition, buyers will pay up to 25% of the starting price of frequencies in favor of the operator who gave them. A similar scheme was used in the conversion of frequencies for 3G.

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Next in line is the 1800 MHz band, which the operators use GSM-communication. The big three agreed to transfer their frequencies to the state (collectively, 2х75 MHz), but in order to ensure stable operation of the networks, operators were given the right to priority redemption of the frequencies 2х60 MHz. So, Kyivstar will gain two bands of 25 MHz, Vodafone — 2×20 MHz, and lifecell is 2×15 MHz. Operators donor can expect to be compensated 25% of the value given frequencies. The remaining 2×15 MHz will be put up for public tender. The starting price of the licenses for these frequencies is about 4 billion hryvnia. Thus, the results of the 4G tender, the budget will be increased to at least 6.3 billion.

What’s next?

The head of the NCSRCI added that the contest will need several solutions to Government on changes to the Plan of radio frequency resource, the cost of licenses and the procedure of conversion. The necessary documents have been passed the approval of the ministries and are awaiting a final Government decision. If all goes according to plan, the tender will have time to spend before the end of the year, and then in 2018 Ukraine will have 4G.

Source: Alexander Zhivotovsky

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