Sorainen has helped BITE Latvija obtain the rights to use frequencies enabling 5G services.
BITE Latvija is one of the biggest ICT companies in Latvia providing mobile and fixed communication services, the firm informed.
According to Sorainen, “in order to start providing 5G services, Bite Latvija needed to acquire permission from the Latvian Public Utilities Commission to jointly use the 3.6 GHz frequencies held by Unistars, a company 100% owned by Bite Latvija [...] After a thorough assessment, on February 9, 2023, PUC adopted a decision allowing Unistars to share frequencies with BITE Latvija. This opens the door for BITE Latvija to finally launch 5G services for its hundreds of thousands of clients in Latvia, which will boost competition in the market while also making the whole Latvian economy more competitive.”
In 2019, Sorainen advised BITE on the acquisition of Baltcom (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 9, 2019) and on its partnership with Tele2 for 5G network development (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 1, 2019).
Sorainen’s team included Partners Ieva Andersone, Valts Nerets, and Laimonas Skibarka, Senior Associates Linda Reneslace and Marika Grunte, and Associate Arturs Kazaks.