Three operators have procured 2300MHz spectrum holdings in Kyrgyzstan’s recent spectrum auctions.
The State Communications Agency (SCA) conducted the bidding with authorisation from the Ministry of Digital Development. The reserve price was set at a low KGS31 million, with the auction generating a total of KGS1.01 billion (USD12 million).
MegaCom (Alfa Telecom) bid KGS296.1 million to obtain Lot 1, which consists of 1×40MHz bandwidth in the 2300MHz-2340MHz range. Nur Telecom (O!) won Lot 2 (1×20MHz, 2340MHz-2360MHz) with a bid of KGS353.2 million, while Beeline (Sky Mobile) procured Lot 3 (1×40MHz, 2360MHz-2400MHz) for KGS360.1 million.
The TDD spectrum covers the capital city Bishkek. TeleGeography reports that the SCA auctioned nationwide 2300MHz licences (excluding Bishkek and second largest city Osh) in March this year, with MegaCom spending KGS117 million to obtain a permit.
The regulator also sold off licences for the Batken, Talas and Naryn regions in June this year, with O! winning one for KGS17 million.