Ziggo/UPC top bidder in Dutch 2.6GHz auction

Monday 26 April 2010 | 15:16 CET | News
The joint venture of Ziggo and UPC, the Netherlands' largest cable operators, paid the top price for radio frequencies in the auction of 2.6GHz spectrum. Their venture Ziggo 4 BV paid a total EUR 1.09 million for 20-year licences of 2x20MHz in the 2510-2530 MHz band paired with the 2630-2650 MHz band. The licences make it possible for the regional cable operators to offer national mobile services. The two companies said in a joint statement that they plan to offer mobile data services bundled with their existing fixed offers, and will start working on plans for implementation of the new

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KPN / Tele2 Netherlands / T-Mobile Netherlands / UPC Netherlands / VodafoneZiggo / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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