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Oskar to be offered 3G licence

20 Dec 2004

The Czech government is planning to offer the country’s third 3G concession to Oskar Mobil. The cellco, which currently has a 20% share of the Czech mobile market, will be given until the end of February to accept or reject the offer. The country’s other two mobile operators, T-Mobile and Eurotel, acquired 3G licences in 2001, but Oskar (the brand name of Cesky Mobile) rejected the offer at the time claiming the price was too high. The government says that it wants a third 3G operator in place by the middle of 2005 and it will offer the licence to other telecoms companies at the same price if it is rejected again by Oskar.

Czech Republic, Vodafone Czech Republic

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