Far East spectrum to be awarded

16 Jan 2007

Russia’s State Radio Frequency Commission is planning a tender of wireless spectrum covering a number of regions, including the Far East Federal District, Prime Tass reports. The tender will be an opportunity for the country’s second largest cellular operator Vimpelcom to gain spectrum in the Far East. It resorted to legal action last year after the regulator repeatedly turned down its applications for spectrum in the region, an area which is home to around six million people. Vimpelcom currently has frequencies in four of the District’s 13 regions, while its main rivals, MTS and MegaFon, have spectrum covering the entire territory.