Orange Moldova has announced that it has been awarded a pair of licences in the 800MHz and 900MHz bands by the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI). The watchdog issued the concessions on 24 November, following the conclusion of the two-month tender; Orange was the only company to participate in the auction. The 800Mz licence comprises 2×10MHz blocks of Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) spectrum, while the 900MHz permit encompasses 2×5MHz blocks of FDD spectrum. The concessions will expire on 5 November 2029 and the combined licence fee has been set at EUR11.905 million (USD12.637 million).
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, a total of 16 spectrum licences went under the hammer on 25 September, including one licence for frequencies in the 800MHz band, two for 900MHz frequencies, two in the 2100MHz range, three in the 2600MHz band, and eight licences in the 3400MHz-3800MHz range.