LONDON-Orange plc of the United Kingdom and T-Mobil of Germany will head up a consortium to bid on a Digital Cellular System 1800 license in the Netherlands, announced Orange.
The London-based company operates a DCS 1800 personal communications network in the United Kingdom. T-Mobil, owned by Deutsche Telekom, is one of Germany’s leading 900 MHz Global System for Mobile communications cellular providers.
The two carriers are joined by ABN-AMRO Bank NV and Enertel, a group of Dutch electricity and cable service providers, to bid on the license.
The Dutch Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications said it will tender a DCS 1800 license in late spring. A second license is expected to be awarded within the next several years, once more spectrum is cleared for wireless services.