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Croatia Allocates 800Mhz Spectrum to Mobile Networks

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Telekom Austria Group announced that Vipnet, its Croatian subsidiary, has obtained a 10 MHz paired frequency block (total of 20 MHz) of the 800 MHz frequency spectrum for a total of HRK150 million (USD25.6 million).

The sale of blocks within the 800 MHz spectrum, so called "Digital Dividend", was conducted by the Croatian regulatory authority HAKOM through a public call procedure and took place from 14 September 2012 to 15 October 2012. The spectrum was officially awarded on 29 October 2012.

Whilst a total of 3 frequency blocks were offered, only Vipnet and T-Hrvatski Telekom participated in the process.

The regulatory requirement for these frequencies is to achieve a coverage of at least 50% of the Croatian territory within five years, whereas the starting date has not yet been defined by HAKOM. The licences of the acquired frequencies will expire on 18 October 2024.

The companies plan to use the spectrum for LTE services.

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