O2 and SWAN grab 3500MHz licences

28 Jul 2015

Slovakia’s Office for Electronic Communications & Postal Services (RU) has announced the results of its wireless broadband licence auction in the 3400MHz-3600MHz frequency band. Cellcos O2 Slovakia and SWAN each won nationwide FDD spectrum concessions, with respective bandwidths of 2×20MHz and 2×10MHz, paying one-off fees amounting to a total of EUR2.434 million (USD2.689 million), the regulator announced on its website.

In other news at SWAN, the Slovak LTE market newcomer has extended its promotional offer for 4G internet until the end of 2016, having initially indicated at its launch in March that the ‘unlimited’ mobile internet service (with monthly fee of EUR5 plus one-off EUR5 setup fee) would be discontinued on 31 December 2015. Meanwhile, SWAN also announced that certain restrictions which previously applied to the usage of third-party VoIP services (e.g. Skype, Viber) over its LTE network no longer apply.