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Kyivstar, lifecel, Vodafone paid 2.46 bn hryvnia for 4G frequencies

Revenues exceeded the starting price by 169 mn hryvnya.

Kyivstar, lifecel, Vodafone paid 2.46 bn hryvnia for 4G frequencies
Ukrainian State Radio Frequency Center
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On Wednesday, 31 January, the Ukrainian regulator, State Radio Frequency Center, in Kyiv hosted a tender for the licenses for the 4G-communication in the frequency bands 2510 - 2545 MHz, 2565 - 2570 MHz, 2630 - 2665 MHz and 2685 – 2690 MHz.

Of the seven lots auctioned, lot #1 and lot # 2 were purchased by lifecell operator for 601.6 mn hryvnya and 307.65 mn hryvnya, respectively.

Kyivstar won lots # 3 – 5 for 293 mn , 293 mn and 330.3 mn hryvnia, respectively.

Vodafone-Ukraine was awarded lots # 6 – 7 for 345 mn and 286 mn hryvnia, respectively.

The licenses will be valid for 15 years.

Another tender for the use of radio frequency resources for the introduction of 4G networks in the 1800 MHz range is slated to take place in early March.

In February 2015, the regulator held an auction for the sale of 3G licenses, during which lots have been sold to Astelit (lifecell) for 3.36 bn hryvnia, MTS (Vodafone) – for 2.72 bn, and Kyivstar – for 2, 7 bn.

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