Thursday, 18 December 2008

‘Office of Electronic Communications’ awards E-GSM spectrum – Poland

The Office of Electronic Communications, Poland’s telecom regulator, has announced the award of nationwide E-GSM radio spectrum to two network operators, namely P4 and Aero2. Both companies have committed to launch the provision of services (based on derived frequency) within 24 months of the issuance of the decision. The two companies are also obliged to meet population coverage of at least 30%, 55% and 80% by the end of 2009, 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Additionally, P4 and Aero2 will also have to provide wholesale telecommunications services to other telecom entities, including MVNOs, on the basis of equal, transparent conditions and a uniform offer. P4 and Aero2 will make a one-time payment of PLN 217 million (USD 75.38 million) and PLN 223 million (USD 77.46 million) as charges for frequency reservation.