Incumbent gets GSM frequencies

15 Dec 2006

KT Mobile, the non-operational wireless subsidiary of state incumbent Kyrgyztelecom (KT), has received frequencies in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands for GSM services. The government, which owns 77.84% of the telco, is hoping to privatise KT in 2007 and the mobile arm may be spun off as a result. KT Mobile, if and when it launches wireless services, will be the fifth cellco in Kyrgyzstan, and will be entering a market with plenty of room for growth. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, around half of the potential subscriber base is not a customer of any of the existing cellcos.

Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyztelecom (incl. KT Mobile)