SPRK extends Unistars licences

31 Oct 2018

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija [SPRK]) has agreed to extend the duration of several spectrum licences held by ISP Unistars. The expiry date for the operator’s concessions for spectrum in the following bands was pushed back from 15 September 2020 to 31 December 2028: 3450MHz-3500MHz, 3600MHz-3650MHz, 3700MHz-3750MHz, 17.7GHz-19.7GHz and 37.0GHz-39.5GHz. Unistar’s licence for frequencies in the 26GHz range, meanwhile, was also extended, with the cut-off date postponed from 15 September 2020 to 14 September 2030. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Unistar’s 3.5GHz, 3.6GHz and 26GHz licences were renewed for five years in September 2005 before being extended by a further ten years in September 2010. The fixed-wireless broadband provider was acquired by wireless operator Bite in April 2017.

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