On 15 May 2006, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications Anna Streżyńska announced the results of tenders for the reservation of 99 radio channels (dual frequency) designated for a mobile telephone network in the GSM 1800 standard (1710-1730 MHz and 1805-1825 MHz).
Three frequency reservations were subject to tender, each including 33 channels. Each of the tenderers could submit one, two or three offers. Pursuant to the reservation, frequencies may be used over the entire national territory until 31 December 2020.
Out of the offers submitted by Telekomunikacja Kolejowa Sp. z o.o. (two offers), Telefonia Dialog S.A. (two offers) and PTK Centertel Sp. z o.o (one offer) only the offers from Telekomunikacja Kolejowa obtained the required minimum and positive evaluation of the Tender Jury.
The offer could obtain a maximum of 450 points, whereas the minimum amount of points that a winning offer should receive was 375 points.
The ranking of offers together with their evaluation in points is as follows:
Next in the ranking, below the required threshold, were:
The entity selected by means of the tender procedure was Telekomunikacja Kolejowa which offered 255 million PLN for each block of 33 channels (i.e. the state budget will earn in total 510 million PLN). The minimum single tender fee for making the frequency reservation (i.e for 33 channels) amounted to 1,32 million PLN.
The remaining 33 channels for GSM 1800 will be once more offered to market players. A detailed concept for their use will be subject to public consultation.