Ukrainian regulator extends MTS, Kyivstar GSM licences

10 Feb 2016

Ukraine’s telecoms regulator, the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR, or locally abbreviated to NKRZI), has extended the duration of GSM mobile operating licences held by domestic cellcos MTS Ukraine and Kyivstar. In a statement published on its website, NCCIR confirmed that following a meeting held on 9 February 2016 it has extended the GSM-900 concessions held by MTS Ukraine in the Poltava, Cherkasi, Chernivtsi and Vinnitsya regions, as well as renewing its rights to offer GSM-1800 services in the Donetsk region and the city of Kyiv. Turning to Kyivstar, the autonomous industry regulator has lengthened its GSM-900 licence in the Poltava, Zhitomir, Volin, Kherson, Lugansk, Kyiv, Cherkasi, Vinnitsya and Zaporizhzhya regions, plus its GSM-1800 licence in Kyiv and the Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and Lviv regions.