(E) Croatia to take offers for third mobile phone operator
Croatia to take offers for third mobile phone operator
Mon Apr 26,10:46 AM ZAGREB (AFP) - Croatia is set to get a third mobile telecommunications operator for which the country will publish an international tender in the coming weeks.
"We will most likely publish the tender for a new operator by mid-May while a decision is to be announced in autumn," head of the state telecoms council, Zeljko Debanic, told Monday's edition of the Vecernji List daily.
Croatia, with a population of 4.4 million, has a mobile phone penetration rate of about 55 percent.
The Balkans country's mobile phone market is currently shared by Croatian Telecommunications (HT) and VIPnet, which won a concession in 1998.