Moldcell reveals 4G licence win

13 Nov 2012

The Moldovan wireless operator Moldcell has revealed that it has been awarded a 4G licence by the country’s telecoms regulator ANRCETI. Although full details of the concession have still to be published, Moldcell’s general manager, Barkin Secen, commented: ‘Moldcell is part of TeliaSonera, [which] has pioneered 4G technology [around] the world and [will] support us to invest and deploy it in Moldova, for the benefit of the country’s citizens. I am confident that Moldcell 4G services [will] be launched soon, and further improve Moldcell clients’ experience by providing them the fastest mobile internet ever.’ Moldcell claimed 1.17 million subscribers at the end of September 2012 to give it around 35% of the country’s mobile market, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. The government announced in August this year that the three incumbent cellular operators could each acquire 15-year 4G concessions at a fixed price of EUR10 million (USD12.3 million) apiece.

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