Vimpelcom case delayed

31 Oct 2006

A Russian arbitration court has postponed until next week a hearing to decide on the future of wireless spectrum in the Far East Federal District. Cellular operator Vimpelcom has applied for frequencies in all 13 of the District’s regions, but licensing authorities have refused to award it spectrum. The cellco took its case to court and won its battle earlier this year, with judges ordering the Federal Service for Communications Oversight to award spectrum. The regulator appealed, however, and the case is now due to go before the Moscow Arbitration Court of Appeals on 7 November, Prime Tass reports.

Russia, Beeline (Russia)