Friday, 21 September 2018

Polkomtel pulls out of 800 MHz bidding, calls for shared LTE networks

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 12 March 15

Polish telco warns Orange, T-Mobile could gain unfair advantage by pooling spectrum to launch faster LTE network.

Polkomtel has ceased bidding in Poland's ongoing 800-MHz spectrum auction, warning that the process could bring imbalance and a distortion of competition to the market. In a statement issued earlier this week, the Polish telco reiterated its opinion that the market would benefit from having one or two LTE networks shared by multiple parties. However, as it stands, the auction could yield a number of scenarios that would leave Polkomtel at a disadvantage…

Polkomtel has ceased bidding in Poland's ongoing 800-MHz spectrum auction, warning that the process could bring imbalance and a distortion of competition to the market. In a statement issued earlier this week, the Polish telco reiterated its opinion that the market would benefit from having one or two LTE networks shared by multiple parties. However, as it stands, the auction could yield a number of scenarios that would leave Polkomtel at a disadvantage…

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