3G tender attracts single bid

27 May 2009

The Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) was the only company to submit a technical and financial bid for the country’s first 3G licence tender by the 26 May deadline, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC). TRC chief commissioner Ahmad Hiyasat told The Jordan Times that the commission will announce the results of the long-awaited public tender today, but cautioned that it may not necessarily go to JTG. ‘Technical and financial offers will be opened Wednesday [today] and if JTG meets the conditions and specifications, it will be awarded the bid,’ the TRC chief said. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database the reserve price for spectrum has been set at JOD25 million (USD35.5 million) for a paired block of 5MHz of spectrum in the 2100MHz band; bidders are free to obtain up to 20MHz of frequencies. After issuing the first licence, the TRA will offer 3G spectrum to other wireless network operators within ten months, at a price based on the winning bid.

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