Kertel pulls out of mobile network licence race

Friday 11 September 2009 | 10:24 CET | News
French MVNO and prepaid card specialist Kertel has withdrawn from the race for France's fourth 3G mobile network licence, widely expected to be won by ISP Free. "Kertel hopes to strengthen its position in the prepaid market, which has not yet reached maturity, far from it", said a company spokesman. Kertel, which uses capacity on the Bouygues Telecom network, made a EUR 1.8 million loss on EUR 43 million of revenues in 2008. It expressed interest in the 3G licence in its response to a public consultation by telecommunications regulator Arcep and reportedly contacted Huawei and ZTE about

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Kertel Enterprises
Countries: France
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