Telefonica wins bid for 3rd mobile license in Slovakia

Spain's Telefonica won a tender for Slovakia's third mobile operators' license, the Slovak Telecommunications Office, quoted by an Associated Press report. said.
The Slovak Telecommunications Office said in a statement that it would allot cellular frequencies to Telefonica 02 Slovakia SRO, a unit of Spain's Telefonica SA, in four weeks' time, according to the report.
The statement did not say how much the company would pay for the license, but the office's spokesman Roman Vavro had said earlier the winner would have to pay at least 100 million koruna ($3.3 million).
Telekom Austria and B Four, a consortium led by Czech telecom company Ceske Radiokomunikace AS, were the other two bidders for the license.
Currently, the local unit of Germany's T-Mobile International AG and a subsidiary of France Telecom, Orange Slovensko, were the country's mobile operators, the report said.

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