Telemach wins appeal to retain 2100MHz frequencies

19 Jul 2019

The Slovenian fixed and mobile operator Telemach has won a legal appeal which will allow it to keep 2×5MHz of spectrum in the 2100MHz band which it had been ordered to relinquish by the country’s telecoms regulator. As reported by CommsUpdate earlier this month, the Agency for Communications Networks & Services (Agencija za komunikacijska omrezja in storitve, AKOS) wanted to revoke the spectrum on 30 September and then offer it for sale.

The frequencies were originally awarded free of charge in 2008 to Tusmobil, a cellular operator which was acquired by Telemach in 2014. Slovenia’s other cellcos challenged the decision to hand the frequencies to Tusmobil at no cost when they themselves had paid for 3G licences which included 2100MHz spectrum, but Tusmobil, and then Telemach, were permitted to retain the licence.