The Uzbeki telecoms regulator has reportedly awarded TeliaSonera-backed cellco UCell a licence to roll out a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. With the frequencies it has been awarded, UCell plans on building a next generation super fast mobile broadband network, offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps. ‘We are very pleased to receive this 4G licence. It will give our customers access to even faster mobile broadband in the future’, said Oguz Memiguven, the CEO at UCell.
TeliaSonera owns 94% of UCell, having purchased an additional 20% stake from Takilant, earlier in 2010. UCell ended June 2010 with 5.416 million customers, making it the second largest wireless network operator in the country behind MTS of Russia.