Court suspends regulator’s decision to cancel Intertelecom’s 4G licence

8 Apr 2020

The Kiev District Administrative Court has suspended a decision of the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications & Informatization (NCCIR/NKRZI) which cancelled CDMA operator Intertelecom’s 4G LTE licence, reports Liga.Tech. The court also suspended the NCCIR’s decision to revoke CDMA-800 licences which Intertelecom was ordered to give up in certain regions under spectrum refarming agreements between Ukraine’s main cellcos and the regulator. All licences remain valid until the court makes a final decision on the lawsuit filed by Intertelecom against the NCCIR.

The NCCIR announced on 1 April 2020 that it was cancelling the LTE licence it had allocated to Intertelecom in February, as the CDMA provider still owed UAH193.6 million (USD6.88 million) in licence fees, having handed over just UAH1 million. Intertelecom’s pleas for further extensions were refused by the watchdog.