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3 Austria CEO calls mobile auction result 'a disaster'

Tuesday 22 October 2013 | 10:21 CET | News
3 Austria is not happy with the results from the spectrum auction, although the company acquired 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum. CEO Jan Trionow said that the auction led to too high prices and that 3 Austria was able to limit the financial damage to EUR 330 million, but calls the auction a disaster for the Austrian mobile sector. He criticized the selected auction model that led to an additional burden on the mobile operators and will not guarantee the expensive roll-out of mobile broadband in rural areas. 3 Austria will use the acquired spectrum in combination with its 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz

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