Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce
Export.gov logo and link to Export.gov OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
home image
Market Research
U.S. Industry
Trade Events
Export Assistance
Trade Policy
Industry Specialists
Quick Reference

Country/Regional Research

Industry/Sector Research

ExportIT Reports & Market Briefs

Customized Market Research

Publications & Newsletters


Research by Country/Region January 20, 2018  
Slovakia: Broadband Fixed Wireless Access

Printer-Friendly Version


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.

C. LICENSING

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.

RESPONSE INFORMATION

This response was prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service in Bratislava, Slovakia, in June 2003. For further clarification please contact:

Marian Volent
Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Bratislava
Marian.Volent@mail.doc.gov

Approved by Bobby for 508 compliancy, you do not need to have this image on your web pages!! This page was last updated on 10/09/2003. This site is operated by the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce (OTEC) division of the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Contact OTEC | About OTEC | OTEC Site Map |Privacy Policy | Endorsement Policy
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration | USA.gov