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Vážny sees scope for announcing new tender for digitalisation

Transport, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Ľubomír Vážny told journalists in Bratislava on October 16 that he could envisage an amendment concerning a new tender for the operator of digital terrestrial television broadcasting.

Transport, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Ľubomír Vážny told journalists in Bratislava on October 16 that he could envisage an amendment concerning a new tender for the operator of digital terrestrial television broadcasting.

The tender that is currently under way – and announced by the Telecommunication Office – was suspended by the Bratislava Old Town District Court on October 8 due to an injunction granted to Telecom Corp. The legal proceedings that will follow the Telecommunications Office's appeal can be more demanding in terms of time than announcing a new tender.

Vážny doesn't want to intervene in the legal aspects of the case. They, in his opinion, will be dealt with independently by the Telecommunications Office. However, he personally doesn't see any possibility for amending some criteria – for instance, the condition of experience with digital broadcasting. At the same time, Vážny conceded that suspending the tender will jeopardise the date of the transition to digital broadcasting by 2012. And, in his opinion, the ministry also has to solve this question before it considers subsidising digital broadcasting pilot projects. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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