SPRK reclaims Tet 1500MHz spectrum ahead of schedule

28 May 2020

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija, SPRK), has revoked spectrum rights held by state-owned fixed operator Tet (previously known as Lattelecom) at 1427MHz-1452MHz and 1492MHz-1517MHz ahead of schedule. In a statement from the watchdog, the SPRK explained that rights were previously set to be released by 31 December 2020, so that the band could be re-planned from fixed radio systems for the provision of mobile communication services. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the SPRK had issued a decision on the matter in January 2019, adding at the time that it could: ‘ now start to plan the granting of rights of use and redistribute the entire range so that, from 1 January 2021 onwards, operators who have received the rights of use can fully utilise the range’. Tet has not issued a statement on the matter.

Latvia, Tet (Lattelecom Group)