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Geocell mobile licence extended to 2019

23 Jul 2009

The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) has extended the licence of the country’s second largest cellco by subscribers, Geocell, by ten years, reports Russian news source Prime-Tass. The combined GSM-900 and GSM-1800 concession of the TeliaSonera and Turkcell-backed company was due to expire on 3 August, but is now valid until 2019. The GNCC has also extended Geocell’s ten-year term licence for the use of numbering resources 8-93. At the end of March 2009 Geocell claimed almost 1.6 million subscribers giving it a market share of 41.2%, just behind market leader MagtiCom with 46.5%.

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