Regulator head says change of regime will lead to quick release of 3G spectrum

7 Mar 2014

Peter Yatsuk, the head of the Ukrainian telecoms regulator, the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR, or NKRZI), is quoted in an interview as saying the change of government in Ukraine will have the by-product of releasing the long-delayed commercial 3G (UMTS) 2100MHz frequencies from Ukrainian military control. Talking to Kommersant Ukraine, the NCCIR chairman indicated that the fact that a new Defence Ministry regime had entered power (headed by new acting Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh) meant that the 3G spectrum could be transferred from the military by the end of 2014 (whereas 2100MHz frequencies are currently held by only one operator, Ukrtelecom).