Slovakia’s Telecommunications Office (TU SR) has launched tenders for the allocation of wireless broadband frequencies in seven areas of the country. The regulator said the licence awards are intended to support the development of broadband internet and other local access services. According to the statement, successful bidders will be able to build a wireless access network and contribute to the development of broadband at the local level. The TU SR has issued a call for tenders and allocation of frequencies (10GHz) for the establishment and operation of networks, fixed wireless access (FWA) and the provision of electronic communications services in the locations of Banska Bystrica, Dunajska Streda, Piestany, Povazska Bystrica, Presov, Rimavska and Skalica. The sole evaluation criterion is the amount offered for a single block of spectrum allocation. The minimum offer is set at EUR665 (USD951), and candidates must submit their tenders by 9 September.