Regulator mulls cancellation of broadband auction

11 Oct 2004

Poland’s Telecommunications and Post Regulations Office (URTiP) has moved to cancel the recently launched tender for frequencies in the 3.6Ghz to 3.8Ghz range, amid fears that minor discrepancies in the formal procedure could later lead to legal action being brought against the regulator. Three companies – PTC, NASK and E-internets – have applied for the spectrum, which is to be used for the provision of broadband internet services. However, URTiP’s president Witold Grabos told reporters at the weekend that following the discovery of an anomaly in the tender process, details of which have not been disclosed, ‘there is a possibility that the final decision could later be successfully challenged in court’.