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Czech Republic: Spectrum auction rules fail to produce new competition

 |  November 19, 2013

Despite rules that set aside 4G spectrum for a new market entrant, two new wireless operators did not win any frequencies during a government auction, while the market’s current top three players all acquired new radio waves.

Telefonica Czech Republic, T-Mobile and Vodafone all won radio spectrum for 4G high-speed networks, but two newcomers, Revolution Mobile and Sazka Telecommunications, came up empty handed, according to the Czech Republic’s telco authority the CTU. The regulator said that the new entrants failed to strategically acquire spectrum.

The auction raised more than $420 million for the government, reports say.

Full Content: Reuters

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