AEC issues tender for 4G licences, report says

25 Nov 2011

According to an unconfirmed report from Alfa TV in Macedonia, national telecoms regulator the Agency for Electronic Communications (AEC) has sent invitations to around 50 ‘global’ mobile operators to participate in the tender for the deployment of fourth-generation (4G) services in the Republic. The AEC has reportedly sent letters of intent to the likes of Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telekom Austria, Turkcell, Telenor of Norway, Greek operator Cosmote, Qatar Telecom, China Mobile and to several operators from the USA, Russia, Italy, the UK and India. The tender invitation is due to be opened by 1 December and if the regulator receives interest from at least three bidders, a tender for submitting bids will be launched. Under the AEC’s terms and conditions for the deployment of 4G services, winning bidders would have to invest a minimum EUR2.5 million (USD3.3 million) for the installation of 80 base stations in the country.

North Macedonia, Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK)