Ministry of Justice green-lights 4G auction

19 Sep 2017

Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has given its approval for the long-awaited auction of 4G LTE mobile licences, BizLiga reports, citing the president of Kyivstar, the largest Ukrainian mobile operator by users, Petr Chernyshov, who wrote on his Facebook page: ‘News of the week – the Ministry of Justice signed the order of holding a tender for 4G, and we took a step closer to the rest of the world.’ The press department of Ukraine’s telecoms watchdog, the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications & Informatization (NCCIR), clarified to BizLiga that the decision would officially enter force once published by the Ministry. Chairman of the NCCIR Alexander Zhivotovsky previously indicated that an 1800MHz LTE licence auction is likely to happen in the first quarter of 2018, shortly after the upcoming 2600MHz auction, which is scheduled to take place by the end of 2017.