The Slovak telecommunications authority has confirmed that there is space on the market for a fourth mobile phone operator, with frequencies in the 800 and 2,600 MHz bands available.
Back in August last year the authority already registered interest from Vietnamese telecommunications services provider Viettel Corporation. The company Viettel already operates on three continents and expressed a strong interest in entering the Slovak market. Slovakia would then act as its launching pad for elsewhere in Europe.
Current operator of T-Mobile, Slovak Telekom, believes that existing operators should get first choice of new frequencies, while the other two operators on the Slovak market, Orange and O2 Telefonica, acknowledge that this would constitute discrimination.