A man walks in front of a French internet provider and mobile phone services group Bouygues’ store on April 1, 2014 in Dunkirk (Dunkerque). In the window, advertisement on the 4G network. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects the National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR) to conduct a tender soon for the launch of 4G communications in the 900 MHz range, according to the presidential website.
The head of state noted that after that auction the regulator must hold the auction to launch 4G standard in the 900 MHz range.
“And we will be able to launch 3G and 4G connection in the rural areas to develop rural medicine and rural education, to provide the village council with a reliable and efficient Internet connection,” he said.
Poroshenko is confident that mobile operators will launch 4G connection in the vast majority of regional centers already in 2018.
“I hope it will take several months for Kyiv,” he added.
According to him, the introduction of 4G connection also means the possibility of introducing a “smart city” system: smart street lighting control, an efficient public transport system, accounting, GPS.
“This includes security, webcams and public order,” the president said.
“Ukraine is returning to Europe by the level of IT technologies as well,” the president stressed.