Reuters reports that the Czech telecommunications regulator, CTU, will reserve spectrum in the 800MHz band and the 1800MHz band for a new entrant. The watchdog is keen to add a fourth player to the market, but scrapped an earlier auction in March before setting aside increased spectrum for a newcomer. The existing operators – Telefonica, T-Mobile and Vodafone – claim that this could leave them at a disadvantage if a new competitor has to pay less for its concession. ‘CTU remains convinced that the prepared conditions for the auction are in line with national and European legislation,’ the regulator said.
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