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Dutch WiMax auction may be postponed to Q1 2010

Tuesday 23 December 2008 | 10:07 CET | News
The Dutch Lower House has accepted new demands concerning the WiMax auction. As a consequence, this auction will probably be postponed for the fourth time. Telecoms secretary Frank Heemskerk says it could become Q1 2010. The Lower House demands that a certain part of the frequency blocks – with a minimum of 20 percent – is allocated for a market newcomer. At least one of the five licenses therefore can only be auctioned without bids of KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile, and also without bids of cable operators UPC and Ziggo. Heemskerk has warned the Lower House that the new requirements may postpone

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