Orange is now well placed to launch a national 5G network in Slovakia.
According to Zive, this follows the acquisition of four blocks of frequencies in the 3490-3510 MHz band from its competitor Swan at the beginning of this month.
Licences for the blocks, which have a width of 5MHz, are valid until August 2025. Orange also acquired a band suitable for 5G from Slovanet, another competitor, last year.
The licence for it is also valid until August 2025. While Orange, along with O2 and the mobile operator 4ka now have frequencies for full 5G coverage they do not directly own them.
Meanwhile, Slovak Telekom only has a single frequency block in the capital, Bratislava.
Separately, local reports indicate that Orange and Slovak Telekom have been in talks to enter into a FTTH network sharing agreement.