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UFP upholds PTA’s decision to cancel Yellow Mobile concession

6 Apr 2020

Iceland’s Appellate Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Affairs (Urskurdarnefnd Fjarskipta- og Postmala, or UFP) has ratified the Post and Telecom Administration’s (PTA’s) Decision No. 18/2019 from 23 August 2019 revoking Yellow Mobile’s frequency allocation in the 2600MHz band. The PTA took its decision to cancel the airwaves due to the company’s failure to start utilising the concession within the stipulated timeframe (by 7 July 2018). Despite an extension of the Yellow Mobile deadline to 1 November 2018, the company failed to fulfil its obligations and the company’s frequency licence was revoked. For its part, the company claimed that it had fulfilled the conditions regarding the use of the frequency spectrum as it had set up one transmitter on Sudurlandsbraut on 12 June 2019, in collaboration with Siminn.

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