Ukrainian government sets end-2021 5G target

12 Nov 2020

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved an action plan for the deployment of 5G mobile networks, setting a target of December 2021 for 5G consumer services to become available, reports quoting an announcement by Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov on his Telegram channel. Under the plan, a working group of specialised organisations and departments will be created this month to determine the scope of any research and development work required for 5G introduction as well as approve the state budget for the project, with all research work expected to be completed by June 2021. In August 2021 the working group will prepare a draft resolution for approval by the Cabinet of Ministers on the allocation of 5G frequencies. Meanwhile, a competitive process for the distribution of 5G licences is scheduled to begin in February 2021, and the winners of the tender should be given access to new frequencies in October.

Ukraine, Ministry of Digital Transformation