TeleGeography Logo

IPKO, Telecom Kosovo awarded 5G licences

20 Feb 2023

IPKO and Telecom Kosovo have been awarded 5G-suitable frequencies by the Regulatory Authority for Post and Electronic Communications (Autoriteti Rregullator i Komunikimeve Elektronike dhe Postare, ARKEP). In a decision published on 15 February, the watchdog noted that it has awarded Telecom Kosovo a 2×10MHz block in the 800MHz band (811MHz-821MHz/852MHz-862MHz) alongside a 1×100MHz block in the 3.6GHz band (3510MHz-3610MHz). IPKO, meanwhile, was granted 2×10MHz in the 800MHz band (791MHz-801MHz/832MHz-842MHz) alongside a 1×100MHz block of spectrum at 3410MHz-3510MHz. All licences are technology-neutral and valid for 20 years.

ARKEP notes that an additional 90MHz block of 5G spectrum in the 3710MHz-3800MHz range has been awarded to the NGN Institute with a view to supporting the deployment of local private 5G networks/non-commercial networks. The regulator says that this represents the first such authorisation in the region for such networks.

GlobalComms Database

Want more? Peruse the GlobalComms Database—the most complete source of intel about mobile, fixed broadband, and fixed voice markets.


TeleGeography is the definitive source for telecom news, numbers, and analysis. Explore the full research catalog.