Astelit awarded CDMA licences in twelve regions

The National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR, or locally abbreviated to NKRZI), the Ukraine’s telecom regulator has awarded CDMA 800MHz mobile licences covering twelve regions of the country to GSM-based cellco Astelit [(Life:)]

In the decision issued, the NCCIR awarded Astelit 800MHz frequencies for CDMA celluar operations in Kiev (city), Crimea, Sevastopol, Kiev (county), Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, Poltava and Mykolayiv, under licences valid until 2016.

Astelit’s legacy licences for digital cellular operations based on D-AMPS platforms were also revoked in the corresponding decision.

In the same session, the regulator awarded a CDMA-800 mobile licence covering the Lviv region to Ukrainian-Cyprus joint venture Ukrainian Wave.

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