Friday, December 21, 2007

Kosovo - GSM

Telekom Slovenije Group launches GSM mobile network in Kosovo; Ipko Net has become iPKO

Priština, 14 December – More than half a year after being awarded the concession as the second mobile operator in Kosovo, the Telekom Slovenije Group consortium, of which the main backer is iPKO, including Telekom Slovenije and Mobitel, kept its promise and launched the network commercially. The Telekom Slovenije Group will install 144 base stations during the first launch phase, of which more than 40 are already operational. The equipment and the other telecommunications and routing systems for the network have been supplied by Ericsson Nikola Tesla. Including the concession fee, almost €100 million has so far been invested in the construction of the network, one-half of the total planned investment.

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