Polkomtel loses 1800MHz appeal

28 Sep 2017

Polish cellco Polkomtel has lost an appeal against the award of 1800MHz spectrum to rivals T-Mobile and P4 (Play). Polkomtel had its bid for an 1800MHz licence rejected in a February 2013 auction, with the regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), saying that it would have a negative effect on competition. Polkomtel appealed that decision, but in May 2013 the watchdog rejected the firm’s proposal to re-run the tender. The cellco launched a further legal challenge, but Telecompaper reports that the Voivodeship Administrative Court (Wojewodzki Sad Administracyjny, WSA) in Warsaw has now dismissed its appeal.