NCCIR issues decisions on 3.4GHz-3.6GHz licensing, 2020 5G plan

14 Nov 2019

Ukrainian telecoms regulator the NCCIR issued Decision No. 529 on 12 November 2019 confirming that it will allocate nationwide 5G-suitable wireless spectrum in the 3400MHz-3600MHz range ‘on a competitive or tender basis’. On the same date the watchdog withdrew an operating permit of FreshTel, which previously held frequencies in the band but had its licence cancelled by the NCCIR for failure to utilise the resource.

Furthermore, NCCIR Decision No. 528 (12 November) approved ‘without comment’ the draft plan of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers for the implementation of 5G mobile communication systems in 2020, which had been sent to the regulator by the State Service for Special Communication & Information Protection of Ukraine on 25 October.