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Mongolia Telecommunications 

For information on Mongolia Telecommunications contact details, please see the following link 4.8 Mongolia Additional Service Provision Contact List

Landlines : There are approximately 175,000 fixed-line phones main lines in use though that number is decreasing. The Mongolia Telecom Company is the national telecommunications company. There is good mobile coverage throughout the country. There are 4 mobile phone providers – two of which (G-mobile and Skytel) are on the CDMA network. At the end of 2009, the total number of mobile users was estimated at 1,850,000 (, 1,050,000 Skytel: 255,000 Unitel: 375,000 G-Mobile: 175,000.) (Source: Wikipedia)

Mobile Operators:

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

Yes

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

Yes

On average, number and length of downtime periods

There are few interruptions

Mobile phone providers (List)

There are 4 main providers Mobicom, Skytel, Unital and G-mobile

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

Most provincial centres and UB

Telecommunication Regulation

The Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) is an independent Mongolian Government regulatory agency. The Commission was established by the Communications Act of 2001, and is charged with regulating and supervising of competition issues, the provision of networks and services for fixed line and wireless telecommunications, television, radio, and satellite transmission, spectrum management, postal services and the internet. The CRC’s jurisdiction covers each region of Mongolia. The Commission consists of seven commissioners, appointed by the Prime Minister for six-year terms. The Prime Minister nominates the Chairman and 6 non-executive Board Members shown below.

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

NA

HF Radio

Yes

CRC( Communication Regulatory Committee)

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

CRC( Communication Regulatory Committee)

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

CRC( Communication Regulatory Committee)

GPS

Yes

CRC( Communication Regulatory Committee)

VSAT

n/a

n/a

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

  •  Must apply to the CRC to receive a operators license.

Frequency Licenses Required

  •  These must be applied for through the CRC.

NOTE: You renew licences every year, pay for licensing, all regulated by CRC.  For UN agencies this process is free of charge.

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

There is no UN repeater in Mongolia.  Frequencies and channels have been allocated and all security management team members have access to radios.  There are 5 frequencies and 3 channels. Satellite phones and GPS are generally carried by humanitarian agencies on trips to the field.

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems

Organisations 

All UN Agencies

VHF frequencies

yes - Frequencies are shared, for channel info contact UNDSS

HF frequencies

yes - Frequencies are shared, for channel info contact UNDSS

Repeaters

(Locations)

No

VSAT

No

For information on Mongolia Telecommunications contact details, please see the following link 4.8 Mongolia Additional Service Provision Contact List