Tele2 Croatia has launched commercial GSM services, three months after the inauguration of its mobile network. The network currently covers the capital Zagreb, but Tele2 has agreed a three-year deal to roam over the nationwide network of rival VIPnet, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria. Tele2 is offering both contract and pre-paid services – the latter under the ‘Bla Bla’ banner. The Tele2 consortium paid USD40 million for its dual GSM-1800/UMTS licence in December 2004 – the third such 3G concession awarded there. It plans to introduce UMTS services early next year.