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MOSCOW, Feb 19 (PRIME) -- Russia’s Federal Service for Communications, IT, and Mass Communication Oversight is ready to recognize the equipment used by operator Vainakhtelecom while building a fourth generation (4G) network in Chechnya as domestically manufactured, according to the regulator’s letter seen by PRIME Tuesday.
Vainakhtelecom based its 4G network on equipment produced by Tomsk-based Center of Wireless Technologies, a joint venture of Finnish-German Nokia Siemens Networks and Russia’s Micran.
Under the terms of a license assigned to Vainakhtelecom in 2010, the operator must build the network with domestically manufactured equipment.
The construction of the 4G network was completed in January, but the company has not put the network into commercial operation pending confirmation that the equipment is locally-made.
A decision is to be made on Tuesday at a meeting of an interdepartmental expert council of the Industry and Trade Ministry.