|Research by Country/Region
January 17, 2018
|Slovakia: Broadband Fixed Wireless Access |
A. CURRENT GOVERNMENT POLICY GOVERNING ACCESS TO THE WORLDWIDE FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS BAND (3.4 TO 3.7 GHZ), LMDS (28 TO 31 GHZ) AND UNLICENSED BAND
The GOS will announce a public tender for access to the worldwide fixed wireless access band by the end of 2003. LMDS bands are not a subject of the current GOS policy. The policy for unlicensed bands is fully harmonized with EU legislation. For more information please visit: http://www.teleoff.gov.sk.
B. DEMAND OR A NEED FOR BFW SERVICES
Yes, there is demand for broadband fixed wireless (BFW) services in Slovakia.
Providing BFW services requires an operating license. A provider must have a local representative or register its own branch office in Slovakia. BFW service providers must apply for a license at the Slovak telecommunication office, address: tovarenska 7, p.o.box 18, 810 06 bratislava 16, tel: + 421 2 5788111, fax: + 421 2 5293 2096.
D. FOREIGN OWNERSHIP LIMITATIONS
There are no foreign ownership limits or restrictions regarding types of services that BFW companies can provide.
E. INTERCONNECTION TARIFFS
There are no standard tariffs governing BFW interconnectivity with local telecommunication companies.
BFW service providers must negotiate separately with network operators.
H. CURRENT LIST OF BFW ACCESS PROVIDERS
The following are current BFW access providers in Slovakia:
· Slovak Telecom (owned by German Deutsche Telekom) http://www.telecom.sk,
· Orange (controlled by France Telecom) http://www.orange.sk,
· Eurotel (51 percent owned by Deutsche Telekom and 49 percent by Atlantic West bv a joint venture of Verizon Communications and AT&T Wireless Services Inc.)http://www.eurotel.sk
· Telenor (a daughter of Norwegian Telenor) http://www.telenor.sk.
I. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES, AND IMPORT DUTIES
Based on new legislation, which was amended to conform to EU rules, no exporters of wireless equipment to Slovakia are faced with any regulations, certification procedures or export duties. If an article being exported to Slovakia is for commercial use however, the local importer must prove its "conformity assessment" that it is designed for end users without interconnection to the public voice network. A local purchaser must also obtain approval from the Slovak telecommunication office for wireless equipment that is
interconnected with the public voice network. Import duties are as follows: zero percent for HS code 85251050 and 852520xx, and 6.7 percent for HS code 85251080. If the imported article is solely for the purchaser's use, there are no requirements with regard to its parameters, except that it is still subject to import duty (if applicable). However, if the end user wants to interconnect the equipment with the public voice network, he is obliged to obtain approval from the Slovak telecommunication office.
This response was prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service in Bratislava, Slovakia, in June 2003. For further clarification please contact:
U.S. Commercial Service, Bratislava
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