Serbia’s telecoms watchdog Ratel has confirmed that Telenor was the only company to present a bid for the country’s second fixed line licence. Three other companies – mobile operator VIP, Cyprus-based Kerseyco Trading and Serbian-American Konsing Group – had qualified for the bidding but declined to enter bids. Telenor’s financial bid will be opened by 18 January. The licence will be valid for a period of ten years, with the possibility of a further extension. The fixed line market is currently a monopoly of Telekom Srjbia, which is backed by Greek telco OTE.