Ukrainian regulator issues three operators with WiMAX spectrum

24 Jul 2012

Ukraine’s National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR, or locally abbreviated to NKRZI, and previously NCCR), has reportedly issued a number of new WiMAX licences, Telecompaper reports. The watchdog is understood to have allocated concessions allowing three regional operators to offer wireless broadband services in the 5GHz band. The first of those, Farlep-Invest, has reportedly been given 40MHz of spectrum in the Lugansk region, while TiPiSi and Magic Line have each been handed 20MHz blocks in the capital Kyiv. All three operators are reportedly required to launch services using their new frequencies by March 2013.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in a January 2010 decision the NCCR opened the 5250MHz-5350MHz band for the introduction of broadband wireless services, to be awarded on receipt of applications from operators and without tender.