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Albanian Operators Call for Changes to 3G License Tender

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Albania's four mobile networks have jointly issued a statement calling on the government to review its plans to issue just one 3G license. The operators feel that the move would create a 3G monopoly and worry that the price for the single license is excessive.

"The limitation of issuing a single licence through a public tender could endanger the process and create a monopoly in the Albanian market," the mobile operators said in their statement.

The government is seeking to sell the single license for EUR 12.5 million, while the operators each want a license for a lower figure.

The operators noted that a competitive 3G market would speed up coverage deployment and bring benefits to customers.

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