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Emitel hoping to pick up Polish licences

27 Aug 2013

The Polish broadcast and communications infrastructure owner Emitel is considering entering the government’s forthcoming auction of 800MHz and 2600MHz wireless spectrum. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Poland’s telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), has launched public consultation regarding the sale of spectrum in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands. UKE plans to offer up five blocks of 2×5MHz spectrum in the 800MHz band (791MHz-816MHz and 832MHz-857MHz) and seven blocks of 2×10MHz in the 2600MHz range (2500MHz-2570MHz and 2620MHz-2690MHz). The licences will be valid for 15 years and cover the entire territory of Poland. Draft documentation for the auction currently limits bidders to a maximum of two blocks of 800MHz frequencies and three of 2600MHz. Emitel owns TV, radio and telecoms towers and networks across the country.


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