RATEL hands 800MHz spectrum to incumbent trio

15 Jan 2016

Serbia’s Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications & Postal Services (Regulatorna Agencija za Elektronske Komunikacije i Postanske, RATEL) has confirmed that local mobile operators Mobile Telephony of Serbia (MTS), Telenor Serbia and Mobilkom Serbia (VIP Mobile) have each been awarded 800MHz spectrum, following last November’s tender process. The ten-year concessions comprise frequencies in the 791MHz-821MHz/832MHz-862MHz spectrum range and can be extended by a further five years at a later date.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in November 2015 the sale process generated a total of EUR105.05 million (USD111.81 million). MTS paid EUR35.05 million for its 2×10MHz technology neutral concession, while Telenor Serbia and VIP Mobile each paid EUR35.00 million for similar licences.