AKEP opens door for 4G launches via spectrum refarming

5 Jun 2015

Albanian telecoms regulator the Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (AKEP) has issued a decision that will permit operators to refarm spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands for the provision of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services from 1 September 2015. Decision No.300 (dated 8 April 2015) was approved by AKEP’s council, amending Law No.9918 ‘On Electronic Communications in the Republic of Albania,’ paving the way for any of the nation’s cellular providers to launch 4G services.