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Telefonica wins third mobile operator license

TELEFONICA 02 Slovakia, a subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica, has won the tender to become the third mobile-phone operator in Slovakia.

The other two bidders, Mobilkom Austria and Czech bidder B Four, came in second and third, respectively.

The Telecommunications Office (TU) informed the Telefonica will be assigned frequencies 900 and 1800 MHz for GSM bands and 29GHz in UMTS and FS bands within four weeks, TASR wrote.

There is no danger of the tender being thwarted by the winner either changing its mind or failing to pay for the frequencies. However, should that turn out to be the case TU will issue the frequencies to the second-placed bidder, said TU spokesman Roman Vavro.

Telefonica will join the two existing mobile phone operators in Slovakia - Orange and T-Mobile.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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