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GNCC to hold wireless spectrum auction after DataWave request

22 Sep 2009

Georgia’s National Communications Commission (GNCC) has announced it will hold an auction for licences to provide mobile services in the GSM-1800 and IMT2000 frequency ranges, following a request from Canadian telecoms company DataWave. The regulator has set an initial price of around GEL7.35 million (USD4.37 million) for the GSM-1800 spectrum permit, while the starting cost of the IMT2000 licence has been set at GEL12.74 million. The registration deadline for participants is 5 October 2009; both auctions will be held on 23 October.

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