The 1,800MHz band can be allocated only to an operator, which is not currently active on the Slovak market. According to the spokesperson for the transport ministry, Martin Kona, the entry of a new operator would boost competition and thus lead to better prices and services on the market. The telecommunications regulator has been approached by a number of companies interested in entering the Slovak market, Vavro said, but declined to disclose any names.
Hospodarske Noviny, however, has named several companies, which have been mentioned by sector analysts as potential candidates - PPF Mobile Services, a new project of the PPF investment group, belonging to Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, Vietnamese telecoms services provider Viettel, UK Vodafone, Indian Bharti Airtel and Japanese NTT Docomo.
The three mobile firms that operate in Slovakia, Deutsche Telekom's Slovak Telekom, France Telecom's Orange and Spanish Telefonica's O2, have expressed interest to get a licence and build a 4G LTE network.
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Slovakia's unemployment rate in February 2013 fell for the first time in six months going down to 14.7% from 14.8% in January when it reached its highest level in more than 8.5 years, data from ... more
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