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lifecell was fined UAH 10.4 million for insufficient backup power supply of base stations

    The National Commission, which carries out state regulation in the spheres of electronic communications, radio frequency spectrum and the provision of postal services (NKEK), fined the mobile operator lifecell for 10.4 million hryvnias. The reason was non-fulfillment of the requirements for providing autonomous power supply to base stations in case of blackouts.

    According to the regulator, since January 2023, unscheduled inspections of operators have been carried out to meet the requirements of the National Center for Operational and Technical Management of Telecommunications Networks (NTSU) regarding the autonomous power supply of base stations in the event of a power outage of up to 3 days.

    Inspections were carried out in a number of regions, including Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne and others. Violation of the requirements was recorded at all three large operators – Vodafone Ukraine, Kyivstar and lifecell.

    However, two operators, Vodafone and Kyivstar, eliminated the detected violations after receiving instructions from NKEK. But lifecell did not fulfill the regulator’s requirements to provide autonomous power sources for base stations in the Rivne region.

    In this regard, in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Electronic Communications”, NKEK decided to fine Lifecell LLC in the amount of UAH 10.4 million (ten million four hundred fifty thousand five hundred eleven hryvnias 70 kopecks), which is 0.1% of the company’s income for the provision of telecom services for the last reporting year.

    The regulator emphasizes the importance of operators complying with the requirements regarding the stability of telecommunication networks in the conditions of martial law in order to ensure uninterrupted communication for Ukrainians.