[cellular news] The government of Kosovo has started forcing the shut-down of network infrastructure operated by Serbian mobile networks. Local media added that landline networks are also being disabled, leaving Serb villages in Kosovo disconnected from each other.
In a statement, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, it had taken action preventing "unauthorized illegal activity of non licensed operators", who have extended their network within the territory of the Republic of Kosovo.
Serbian radio reported that the Minister for Kosovo and Metohija Goran Bogdanovic said that Serbian officials are in constant contact with representatives of the international community in Kosovo in order to solve the problem with suspended telephone communication as quickly as possible.
The Serbian networks had tended to operate within the Serbian enclaves within Kosovo.
Serbian Networks Being Shut-Down in Kosovo