FIVE alternative telecom firms are to start operations in Slovakia, according to the Telecommunications Office (TÚ).
The companies - Dial Telecom, eTel, PosTel, GlobalTel, and US Steel - will link their networks to the mobile operator Orange.
"We are glad that this has been achieved despite inadequate legislation for the opening of the market," TÚ deputy director Juraj Michňa told the daily Pravda.
18. Aug 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports