licensing

Liberia awards second WiMAX licence to WAT

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority has granted a second WiMAX licence for the West African country. The 15 year licence goes to West Africa Telecommunications Incorporated (WAT) and allows the company to deploy a network to provide voice and internet services nationwide. Comium already operates a WiMAX network in the country.

Thailand 3G auction delayed by court

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld a lower court ruling halting the auction of 3G licenses in the country. Last week, state run operator CAT Telecom challenged the auction propsal in court arguing that the Office of the National Telecommunication Commission did not have authority to grant spectrum until the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) – new body – has been established.

India’s 3G licensing auction finally over

After what seems like years of waiting for it to start, and weeks of bidding, India’s 3G licensing auction has finally come to a close, with the biggest winner being the government. India raked in more than $14.6bn from the process, as operators fought to get the most desired chunks of spectrum.

Telekom Austria rolls out 3G in Belarus

Telekom Austria said Wednesday that its majority owned Belarusian mobile subsidiary, Velcom, has been granted a countrywide UMTS license for a price of €9.5m.

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