Russian mobile operator SkyLink has announced that it has obtained permits to utilise bandwidth in the 1,920MHz to 1,933MHz and 2,120MHz to 2,125MHz frequency bands for mobile services. The operator will provide dual-band services in both Moscow and the North-West region of the country, based on the IMT-MC standard (CDMA2000). SkyLink added that the frequencies will support expanded coverage in the low bands and higher capacity for dense areas in the high bands. The company expects its dual-band devices to be available in 2011. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, SkyLink is required to launch mobile services in 46 Russian regions by December in order to comply with existing licencing requirements.