Four new WiMAX licences awarded in Croatia

3 Apr 2006

The Croatian Telecommunications Agency (CTA) has granted four licences for the use of WiMAX radio frequencies in the Zagreb region to WiMAX Telekom, Odasiljaci i Veze, Iskon Internet and Optima Telekom. The four concession winners beat bids from T-HT, Portus, Vipnet, Nexcom, GlobalNet and Primatel. Privately-owned telco Portus, which offers fixed line telephony and broadband services under the H1 banner, accused the regulator of favouritism, alleging that ‘it was known beforehand who would win this WiMAX competition for the district of Zagreb, which means that it is senseless to publish open bids and create an illusion of transparent market competition.’