Podgorica – Luxembourg Company Comcell yesterday has bough the tender documentation for the third mobile operator in Montenegro – “Vijesti” found out.Somewhat earlier the documentation for 068 was also bought by Mobilkom Austria and Telekom Serbia.
On the auction which is opened until 15th of January the issuing of licenses for the second and third generation of mobile telephony is predicted.
The existing operators Promonte and T-mobile have the licenses for the second generation and now they will apply for the third for which they will have to pay 2 millions of euros, each company. The third operator should receive the license for the second and third generation (GPRS, EDGE and 3G) and that will cost minimum 6 millions of euros.
What is characteristic for the Luxembourg Company is that it was just registered in February. As the founders of the Comcell Management, whose business is consultation in telecommunications, we see the Comcell investissement also from Luxembourg.
On the site of Comcell investissement it is said that it deals with the management of stock shares and the estate of the group. They too have their founders and that is the company Financiere de Roosario with its seat in Paris which is marked as a financier of the group.
The company Comcell management whose representatives stayed in Podgorica, as it is said on their site, was founded by the experts and engineers from the area of telecommunications who “for years have been included in the work of the firms such as Divone, Monako telekom, and others” who mostly have businesses in Africa and Asia, and with a smaller part in Europe.
The experts and engineers, as it is further said, have gathered around Comcell with the goal to valorize their knowledge. They are offering consultation services in “posing the network, policy and strategy of development”.
Considering the fact that it is a newly founded company and that on their site there do not exist sufficient persuasive information about their connection with some serious company from Mobile telephony, for now it is unclear who are the investors that stand behind everything.
On the auction for 068 in Montenegro the offered amount for the license will be scored 40 points which is 20% of the total number of points which can be given. The so-called technical description, plan and dynamics of construction of the network will be scored with 60 points, references with 50 points and the financial plan of the onset on the market with 40 points, and the contribution to the economy development of the Republic will be scored with only 10 points.
It is obvious that the auction terms in some way favorite companies with experience in this area, and that the price for the license is not the main term as it was recently the case in Serbia.