Regulator's 3G price higher than hoped

30 Jul 2014

Ukrainian telecoms regulator NCCIR has released its draft conditions for the planned upcoming 3G UMTS (2100MHz) licence tender, including a price range of between UAH1.72 billion to UAH2.37 billion (USD140 million-USD192 million) for each of the concessions on offer, including a UAH670 million payment for the costs of transferring the spectrum from military to commercial usage, Bizliganet reports. However, largest cellco Kyivstar has recently declared that the licence price including the payment to the military should not exceed UAH1 billion.