Telekom Slovenije and Tok win WiMAX licences

9 Oct 2006

Telekom Slovenije and fellow Slovenian telco Tok Telekomunikacije have been awarded ten-year nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband licences by the Post and Electronic Communications Agency (APEK). The regulator reported that incumbent fixed line operator Telekom had offered SIT100 million (USD525,000) for a concession while Tok offered SIT40 million. Prior to the awards, Telekom held the country’s sole WiMAX concession, which was granted in 2002 and covered the capital Ljubljana only. Telekom said it will invest SIT3 billion over the next three years in WiMAX network development. ‘We plan to cover significantly more than 60% of Slovenia with WiMAX…within three years,’ company spokesman Boris Ziherl said.