Hungarys telecom regulator turns down appeal on mobile frequency tender.

By bne IntelliNews March 13, 2012
Hungary's National Communications Authority (NMHH) has turned down an appeal of the three mobile phone operators in the country regarding its decision to award a fourth mobile licence to a state-owned consortium, MTI news agency reported. Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone are disputing the consortium's rights to participate in the tender. A consortium of Hungary's state-owned public power utility MVM, development bank MFB and Magyar Posta won the tender for a 5MHz frequency block in the 900MHz band on January 31, offering to pay HUF 10bn (EUR 34.7mn). The three mobile companies can file a further appeal at the Budapest court within 30 days. Meanwhile, Magyar Telekom said in a statement it filed a petition with the Budapest Metropolitan Court.

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