WARSAW Oct 17 Poland can resolve its
differences with the European Commission about the way the
country assigned new, fast mobile internet spectrum last year,
Poland's digitisation minister said on Monday.
Anna Strezynska told reporters that, as a result, she did
not see any threat to the outcome of the 9 billion zlotys ($2.4
Poland auctioned the 800 MHz mobile spectrum, called LTE,
last year. Operator Sferia got spectrum outside the auction,
which generated a complaint to the European Commission from
In September, the Commission said it had concerns about the
auction and it has sent a formal letter to Warsaw asking for
"This is an easy case. The Commission's charges are frankly
speaking rather simple and can be quickly resolved," Strezynska
said, adding digitisation ministry officials were working on the
"I do not expect any consequence here; there is no threat
(to the auction)," she also said.
The 9 billion zlotys the Polish government received from the
sale of LTE licences is crucial to meeting election promises of
more spending by the new Polish government that took power in
October last year.
($1 = 3.8193 zlotys)
(Reporting by Jakub Iglewski; Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko;
Editing by Mark Potter)