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Belarus GSM licence open for bidding

Author: Mikhail Doroshevich


Belarussian telecommunications authorities have allowed five foreign companies to bid for the former Soviet state's second GSM-standard mobile operator licence.

The telecommunications official in charge of the tender stated that the tender results would be known in two months or sooner.

The bidders include Russian Alfa-Eko, Northwest GSM, and Mobile TeleSystems, as well as Austria's Pisec GmbH and Saudi Oger Ltd of Saudi Arabia. The licence is expected to fetch $7.5m.

Belarus, a country of 10 million bordering Russia, expects its second operator to begin operations April next year. The winner will be announced on September 2, 2001. According to the terms of the tender, the operator should cover 70 per cent of the population.

Useful links:
Tender for the license of the third GSM operator announced in Belarus [01/07/2004]

Northwest GSM
Mobile TeleSystems
Saudi Oger

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