SPRK revokes Baltcom 2600MHz licence, plans auction of 5G spectrum

30 Oct 2017

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija [SPRK]) has cancelled the 2600MHz licence of Baltcom 4G, a subsidiary of ISP Balcom, following the announcement of the former’s closure on 28 September this year. In its decision, the SPRK noted that it had given Baltcom permission to transfer the licence, which comprised 2×10MHz at 2560MHz-2570MHz/2680MHz-2690MHz, to its subsidiary in May 2016. The permission was due to expire in December 2028.

The SPRK has also announced that on 27 November it will be auctioning spectrum in the 3400MHz-3450MHz and 3650MHz-3700MHz bands for the provision of 5G services.

Latvia, Baltcom, Public Utilities Commission (SPRK)