NCRC Establishes Group to Draft Plan on Conversion of Radio Frequencies for 3G

mobile-base-stationThe National Commission for Regulating Communications has created a working group to draft a plan on conversion of radio frequencies for the mobile communications of UMTS standard.

Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the Communications Commission.

According to the statement, the working group has been created pursuant to instructions from First Vice Prime Minister Andrii Kliuev to draft a plan on conversion of the following radio frequencies: 1920-1935, 1950-1980, 2110-2125, 2140-2170 MHz.

Volodymyr Smoliar, a member of the National Commission for Regulating Communications, heads the working group.

Pursuant to instructions from the government the working group jointly with the Defense Ministry, the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Transport and Communications Ministry, the Economy Ministry, and the Finance Ministry in August 2010 will work on a draft plan (submitted by the Defense Ministry) and to send a feasibility report and proposals to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The meeting of the working group is set for the first half of August.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the National Commission for Regulating Communications in July unveiled its intention to create the working group until September 2010.

In April 2010, the National Commission for Regulating Communications expected a tender to sell licenses for 3G mobile communications until the fall of 2010.

On November 27, 2009, the National Commission for Regulating Communications canceled a tender to sell licenses for mobile communications of 3G on a demand from the Prosecutor General’s Office.

This was a consequence of then President Viktor Yuschenko’s suspension of resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers headed by then Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko obliging the National Commission for Regulating Communications to hold auctions on sale of licenses for 3G mobile communications on frequencies currently used by the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

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