Orange Poland renews 900MHz licence

30 Jun 2014

Orange Poland has announced that the country’s Office for Electronic Communications (UKE) has renewed its 900MHz concession for 15 years until July 2029. Orange paid PLN358.1 million (USD115 million) to renew the licence, though rival firms Polkomtel and Sferia had called for the fee to be raised to PLN516 million based on per-MHz prices paid for spectrum by another two cellcos, Aero2 and P4. Orange currently covers over 99.5% of the country with its combined 900/1800MHz 2.5G network, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, while it also provides 3G services utilizing 2100MHz spectrum.

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