Orange: Unfair Process! Romtelecom: Unfair Competition!
Bucharest, September 11, 2008
Richard Moat – CEO Orange Romania, described the process of allowing Romtelecom to participate in the tender for the 6th mobile licence in Romania as unfair, since the existing mobile operators were not allowed to bid. Romtelecom holds 30% in Cosmote Romania and both are part of the OTE group (soon to be integrated into Deutsche Telekom group).
Yorgos Ioannidis – CEO Romtelecom, responded that it is unfair not to allow Romtelecom to compete in the mobile broadband market. Cosmote Romania does not have a 3G licence.