Friday, February 20, 2009

Albania - fourth mobile licence

Three bid for Albania's fourth cellphone licence

Swedish telecom firm Tele 2 (TEL2b.ST) offered 7.2 million euros to buy Albania's fourth mobile phone licence, the ATA news agency said on Friday. The Albanian firm Univer P.G. offered 5 million euros while the Post and Telecommunication company of neighbouring Kosovo did not offer a concrete sum, it added.

"Official sources say the evaluation will be done in the coming days," ATA said.

Mobile phone operators AMC, owned by Cosmote, the mobile phone arm of Greece's OTE (OTEr.AT), and Vodafone Albania together have around 2.4 million customers in Albania's 3.2 million-strong market. Eagle Mobile, owned by the fixed-phone operator Albtelecom, has more than 350,000 users.

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