MOSCOW, Aug 12 (PRIME) — The Russian telecoms regulator has received bids from eight companies to take part in three tenders for radio frequencies in the 3,4003,450 and 3,5003,550 megahertz ranges to provide fixed wireless broadband services in 29 cities and eight out of Russias 83 regions, the regulator said Friday.
The Federal Service for Communications, IT, and Mass Communication Oversight stopped accepting bids on Friday and plans to hold one of the tenders on September 6 and two tenders on September 9.
At the first tender, the regulator plans to tender the frequencies in cities in the Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Kostroma, Lipetsk, Moscow, Pskov, Rostov, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, and Vladimir regions, the Komi Republic, and the Khanty-Mansi, Nenets, and Yamalo-Nenets autonomous districts. Bids for the tender were filed by five companies, namely major mobile operator MegaFon; wireline operator TransTeleCom; telecommunications company O.S.S.-Telekom; Nenetskaya Kompaniya Elektrosvyazi, which is based in the Nenets Autonomous District, and Pskov Region-based operator KVS.
At the second tender, the federal service is to tender the frequencies in cities in the Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Saratov, Stavropol regions, and constituent republics of Bashkortostan, North Ossetia-Alania, and Udmurtia. Bids for the tender were filed by MegaFon; TransTeleCom and five its interregional subsidiaries; O.S.S.-Telekom; and Tvingo Telekom, based in North Ossetia-Alania.
The third tender is for frequencies to provide services across the whole of the Kamchatka and Magadan regions and the constituent republics of Altai, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, and Tuva. Bids for the tender were filed by MegaFon; O.S.S.-Telekom; Chechnya-based Vainakh Telekom; and Ingushetia-based Ingushelektrosvyaz.
The State Radio Frequency Commission approved holding tenders for radio frequencies in the 3,4003,450 and 3,5003,550 megahertz ranges in mid-March.