Slovakia's telecommunications regulator TUSR announced it is entering into the last phase of the preparations for the planned electronic auction of frequencies for fourth-generation (4G) mobile services. The authority has closed the public consultation process regarding the e-auction and completed the evaluation of the proposals. It is now, in cooperation with consultancy
TUSR expects that the e-auction for the long-term evolution (LTE) licences in the available frequency ranges of 800, 1,800 and 2,600 MHz bands would be completed by the end of 2013. According to the stipulated rules, the operators' LTE networks should cover at least half of Slovakia's population by the end of 2018.
The three mobile firms that operate in Slovakia,
Other companies that have shown interest in the licence include Slovak triple-play services provider Slovanet, Slovak TV and radio broadcasting services provider
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