RATEL opens 800MHz tender

3 Sep 2015

Serbia’s telecoms regulator the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL) has opened a tender for licences to utilise spectrum in the 791MHz-821MHz/832MHz-862MHz range. The nationwide concessions will be technology neutral. The auction comes at a poor time for state-owned incumbent Telekom Srbija – operating in the wireless market under the Mobile Telephony of Serbia (MTS) banner – which is currently in the process of being privatised. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, the government received non-binding bids from eight companies for the state’s 58.11% stake in the telco in mid-August.