Macedonia gets its first MVNO in WTI

12 Nov 2010

Macedonia’s telecoms regulator the Agency for Electronic Communications (AEC) yesterday released a statement confirming WTI Macedonia, a subsidiary of World Teleconnect International Holding, as the country’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). In its release the AEC confirmed that: ’Currently, WTI Macedonia [has] obtained a series of 100,000 phone numbers to provide telephone services,’ in the country. Netherlands-based World Teleconnect International Holding has confirmed the incorporation of Skopje-based WTI Macedonia to begin commercial operations there. A statement on the holding group’s web site read: ‘WTI has received the appropriate telecom licences from the Telecom Agency of the Republic of Macedonia for fixed, mobile and retail telephony in Macedonia.’ The newcomer describes itself as ‘a global communications service provider offering wholesale and retail telephony services using conventional circuit-switched and internet protocol (VoIP) telephony.’

In September this year TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported that Macedonia’s Transport Minister Mile Janakeski said the government was looking to open up the domestic telecoms market to MVNOs. In a statement posted on the Ministry website at the time, Janakeski said: ‘To enable this service, the interconnection fees charged by the mobile operators were lowered earlier this month.’

North Macedonia, WTI Macedonia (Alo Telekom)