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Bite Group considers Estonia 5G bid

5 Feb 2021

Lithuania-based pay-TV and broadband provider Bite Group says it is looking to enter the Estonian telecoms market by taking part in the country’s planned auction of 5G wireless spectrum. The firm says it intends to expand upon its existing presence in Estonia’s pay-TV sector by offering fixed and mobile internet services, possibly entering the fixed sector via acquisitions.

Nikita Sergienko, CEO of Bite Group, said: ‘We intend to provide Estonia not only with essential services, such as fixed internet and mobile communication, but also with other services. By applying many years of experience gained in Lithuania and Latvia, we could offer consumers a full package of services from one source: unlimited internet, smart television … and a wide range of various smart device packages.’

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that the Estonian government is expected to auction four 3.5GHz licences this year, though the three incumbent cellcos have complained that dividing the available spectrum into four concessions could leave them with insufficient frequencies to support a viable 5G service.

Estonia, Bite Lithuania (incl. MEZON)

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