KYIV. May 27 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A national mobile communications network of state agencies could be created on the basis of a virtual operator, according to advisor to the head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection Vitaliy Kuksa.
“First the service is to draw up technical conditions. The technology using which the projects will be realized should be used on their basis. We should recommend the technology to the government. Then we can speak about the financial parameters of the project,” he told reporters.
Kuksa said that protected network could only be created with the development of LTE (4G) standard technology, and the best option, including from a budgetary point of view, could be the creation of a virtual operator.
“I could say from the technical point of view among [the] technologies for developing these networks we know the really protected network could be created only on the basis of LTE. Delays will be seen in 3G and 2G standards. Can the state create the operator from a zero? All these projects depend on financing. From the theoretical point of view, if we have three or four operators providing LTE services and we have a law on the joint use of infrastructure, in theory a virtual operator could be created. This could have been the best option. However, all operator issues, particularly, on the joint use of infrastructure, should be settled,” he said.
He added that the creation of the network is appropriate.
“Mobile communications meet no information protection requirements,” he said.