Reuters: Austria mobile auction targets at least 526 mln eur

Two blocks of spectrum have been reserved in the Austrian auction for a potential new entrant, although the likelihood of one materialising is low, experts believe.

“We have really passed the stage where there is room for a new entrant,” said Bengt Nordstrom, co-founder and chief executive of Swedish telecoms consultancy Northstream.

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“Treating the £2.34 billion raised during this auction as a missed opportunity for the U.K. treasury is extremely short-sighted,” said Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Swedish consultancy Northstream. “The less U.K. operators are forced to pay for spectrum, the more they are able to invest in building 4G networks and developing new services. Read full article [...]
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