Having deactivated all of the network equipment that it operated outside of Kiev, Ukrtelecom’s mobile unit TriMob is now auctioning its disused infrastructure.
TriMob is currently running just 49 base stations in Kiev after taking the decision to wind down the majority of its sites across Ukraine at the end of last year. Prior to this, the operator had 1700 active 3G base stations in the country.
Following its decision, TriMob returned almost all of its national 3G UMTS mobile frequencies to Ukraine’s regulator. On 28th December 2019, the operator received a spectrum licence set to expire on the same date as its nationwide frequency-agnostic mobile service permit (14th December 2020).
The majority of TriMob’s operation is now based on national 2G/3G roaming through Vodafone Ukraine’s network. It also hosts the MVNO Lycamobile Ukraine on its network.