Kyrgyzstan government-backed mobile operator MegaCom has received a licence to use the 900MHz frequency band for 3G (UMTS-900) services, and is the first Kyrgyz cellco to do so, reports Telecompaper citing local news site Tazabek. TeleGeography says MegaCom has offered 3G W-CDMA/HSPA services using the 2100MHz band since January 2012, whilst the upcoming addition of 3G UMTS-900 frequencies to the network is assumed to be based on refarming a portion of its 2G GSM-900 band. MegaCom also offers 4G services, having launched its LTE network in March 2016 using the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands (the latter utilising partly refarmed GSM-1800 spectrum), and in December 2016 it also began aggregating 2100MHz and 1800MHz bands to boost LTE mobile data speeds.
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