New telco law could hinder mobile networks development - report
October 12, 2012
Telco TPSA's mobile unit Orange may have to spent up to PLN 3.3 billion within ten years on extending radio frequency licenses, with similar outlays in store for the three other mobile operators - T-Mobile, P4 and Polkomtel - if the new telecommunications law takes effect, KBC Securities analysts told the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
The calculation is made on assumption that the extension rates would be similar to the initial rate upon the first reservation of a frequency, KBC's chief analyst Piotr Janik said. The draft so far mentions no particular rates.
The new law would very negatively affect the development of mobile networks, according to the analyst. Even without it, operators face PLN 1.2-1.6 billion spending on new frequencies by 2015.