PRAGUE Jan 8 A fourth mobile operator is set to
enter the Slovak market after winning frequencies in an auction
of radio spectrum for 4G high-speed networks along with three
Slovakia's telecommunications regulator said Orange
, Slovak Telekom, a Telefonica Czech
Republic unit along with a new full-fledged local
operator, SWAN, succeeded in the auction.
"We are pleasantly surprised by the entry of the fourth
operator which should result into the fast introduction of new
technology and cost-effective services for customers," the
regulator's acting chairman Ladislav Mikus said.
The bidders will pay a total 163.9 million euros for the
(Reporting by Jason Hovet, editing by Jan Lopatka)