* P4, D.Telekom unit win 5 high-speed wireless frequencies
* Firms to pay a combined PLN 952 mln
* Offers by France Telecom unit TPSA, Polkomtel outbid
(Adds costs, watchdog comment)
WARSAW, Feb 13 Poland's telecoms regulator, UKE,
has picked the country's smallest mobile operator P4 and the
local unit of Deutsche Telekom as winners in a tender
for frequencies for high-speed wireless Internet, it said on
P4, operator of the Play network, is to pay almost 500
million zlotys ($161 million) for three frequencies, while DT's
PTC - Poland's No.3 mobile player - got two frequencies for 454
The income is to go straight to state coffers.
The five 1,800 MHz frequencies allow for wireless Internet
in the fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, currently
on offer only at the market's No. 2 player Polkomtel.
"This means that new players will now join the only operator
offering the technology, giving customers real possibility of
choice," UKE chief Magdalena Gaj told a news conference.
Tender winners have seven days to accept the results, with
outbid offers by TPSA - Poland's No.1 telecoms group
and a unit of France Telecom unit - as well as
Polkomtel waiting to snatch the possibly freed frequencies.
($1 = 3.1065 Polish zlotys)
(Reporting by Adrian Krajewski; Editing by Mark Potter)