Ukraine's Regulator To Auction 5 WiMAX Licenses

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation, or NKRS, plans to auction five frequency licenses for WiMAX broadband services sometime in September-November, the regulator's spokesman Vladimir Oleinik told reporters.

The regulator plans to auction three national and two regional licenses in the 5.47GHz-5.67GHz frequency range with a 40-MHz frequency band for each license, Oleinik said, adding that the regulator was accepting comments on tender conditions until August 1.

The starting price of a national license will amount to 1.088 million hryvnas ($217,000), Oleinik said, adding that about 30 operators indicated their interest in obtaining the license.

WiMAX, or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL connections.

Source: Cellular News