MOSCOW, 24 April - RIA Novosti/Prime. The state Commission for radio frequencies (SCRF) in may see the application of "Krymtelekom" and "Sevtelecom" to receive radio frequencies for the provision of cellular services, told reporters the head of the RF Ministry of communications Nikolay Nikiforov.
"Krymtelekom" submitted Documents for registration of frequencies for the consideration of the state Commission on radio frequencies, from "Sevtelecom" is also such an application has been received ", - said the Minister." Documents sent to the members of the Commission, is currently undergoing a certain expertise. Get together and see what the values of frequencies and a decision will be taken. In may will be the SCRF meeting, " added the Minister. He said that the applications relate to frequencies for GSM and 3G networks.
on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky said that "Krymtelekom" can begin providing cellular services in June, if at that time will be ready all the approvals. According to his statement, the Firm will work on the equipment nationalized Ukrainian operator Kyivstar (subsidiary of Vimpelcom LTd.) and provide at the initial stage of 3G connection. In his estimation, to upgrade equipment in order to ensure LTE and 3G connection will require approximately 75-100 million dollars.
currently working in Crimea only Russian mobile operator K-Telecom (brand Win Mobile), which received frequencies, which formerly belonged to " MTS Ukraine ".
Ukrainian operators - MTS Ukraine " ( "daughter" of the Russian MTS), Kyivstar and Astelit - ceased to work in the Crimea in the past year." MTS Ukraine " in October, he sold his property in Crimea to two investors for 17, 7 million Euro (buyers were not called).
Major Russian mobile organizations do not presume to come to the Peninsula for fear of punishment. The largest Russian fixed operator Rostelecom is working on the Crimean market through its subsidiary LLC " Miranda-Media. The state operator wishes to sell a controlling stake in LLC to defend punishment.