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Telekom Starts Preparations for LTE Rollout

Ljubljana, 04 October (STA) - The supervisory board of Telekom Slovenije gave the green light Wednesday for the start of works on a fourth-generation mobile network based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.

In the initial phase Telekom plans to launch LTE on its existing 1800 MHz frequency spectrum. It plans to spend EUR 2.5m on the project this year, the company said in a press release.

Telekom is the market leader in electronic communications in Slovenia, but it will not be the first to roll out a 4G network.

Simobil unveiled Slovenia's first commercial 4G mobile broadband service at locations in Ljubljana, Brnik and Bled in mid-July on its 1800 MHz frequency spectrum.

Slovenia is yet to tender off the 800 MHz spectrum, which will be set aside for 4G services. The Agency for Post and Electronic Communications (APEK) plans to publish a call for bids in 2013.

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