The two biggest mobile operators in Slovakia, T-Mobile and Orange, are both appealing the recent decision of the Telecommunications Authority that set the price for renewed 10-year licences.
The companies feel the authority did not set the licence fees based on accurate data, which differs from the figures given in their respective annual reports. Orange has stated that the process was insufficiently transparent and discriminating.
The licence fees were announced by the Telecommunications Office on 9 August and the two operators left it till the last minute to lodge their appeals. The appeals mean the matter could be dragged through the courts, which in Slovakia could mean no payment is made for years.