Regulator starts process of relicensing 2300MHz band for LTE, plus extra 2600MHz spectrum

10 Sep 2021

Ukraine’s National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR or NKRZI) reported on its website that it has begun the process of re-licensing the 2300MHz-2400MHz frequency band for 4G LTE mobile services, alongside an additional tranche of nationwide 2600MHz spectrum (2575MHz-2610MHz) also suitable for LTE. The regulator expects that the licensing will generate one-off revenues for the state budget of up to UAH2.4 billion (USD89 million).

TeleGeography notes that the 2300MHz-2400MHz band has been freed up in most regions across Ukraine, following the revoking of 2300MHz-2345MHz licences previously held by S-Line, and the 2345MHz-2400MHz permits of now-defunct WiMAX operator Intellecom (Giraffe). Mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine – which complete the acquisition of fixed line provider Vega this week – holds 15MHz of 2.3GHz spectrum in six regions via Farlep-Invest and Cable TV-Finance.