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GNCC modifies existing licences for 4G

15 Dec 2014

The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) says that it has started to modify the radio frequency spectrum licences of the country’s existing telecoms operators to allow for the provision of 4G services. Under Resolution No. 9 of the GNCC, which came into effect on 4 December 2014, the modification of scarce resources already issued by the regulator will be carried out for the usage of harmonised radio frequency ranges (800MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/2100MHz). The duration for the modified technology and service neutral licences is 15 years. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in September the GNCC announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Central Asia and Caucasus had been awarded the contract to establish the value of spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz frequency bands. According to the watchdog, the methodology developed by PwC has been used to determine the initial value for new 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) licences, as well as for the extension of existing concessions.

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