The respective decision was made by Cabinet ministers who charged the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communication within 10 days to place at the disposal of the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communication and Information technologies three bands of radiofrequencies needed.
ANRCETI recommended selling these licenses to operators having the networks and providing mobile communication services in Moldova. The cost of the license was calculated on the basis of the comparative analysis of costs of such licenses in Finland, the Great Britain, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong.
Licensing the right to develop 4G networks is expected to allow using the cutting-edge technologies in Moldova to render more qualitative services, provide better sound and pictures, higher speed of Internet, lower tariffs for communication, attract new investments in the development of infrastructure and increase receipts into the budget. 4G technology provides the speed of Internet connection of 100 Mgb per second. 4G/LTE offers their users absolutely new opportunities in using mobile broadband services and brings a whole number of impressive opportunities in a speed of communication, interactivity and online data transmission.
All the three providers of mobile communication of Moldova, Orange Moldova, Moldcell and Moldtelecom (the Unite trade mark) tested and confirmed their readiness to launch 4G /LTE last year. Earlier they paid $8 mln each for licenses for the right to provide GSM/CDMA services and another $8 for 3G licenses.InfoMarket