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EYATH - Mobile Operators To Sign Contract?

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Executives of Greek mobile operators insist that they have not entered talks or reached an agreement with Thessaloniki Water And Sewage Company (EYATH).

 

According to an official announcement released today by EYATH, Cosmote acts as a negotiator on behalf of the three mobile operators. However, the corporate relations manager of Cosmote, Mariena Fatsea, told Capital.gr: “We have entered initial talks with EYATH but havent reached a deal.” Talks on the installation of ground stations are handled by a top executive.

 

Market insiders know that mobile operators often cooperate with their rivals for the construction of such stations.

 

Mr Fotis Kostarellos of Wind said that his company has not entered in talks with EYATH apart from some exploratory preliminary talks.

Earlier today, Capital.gr reported:


"Two of Greeces three mobile operators deny having entered in talks with Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company (EYATH).

 

Last week EYATH announced that it is close to signing an agreement with Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind for the development of ground stations which would use its network. However, representatives of two mobile operators, when asked by Capital.gr on the matter, denied having entered in any talks at all. The representative of the third company said that talks stand at a very initial stage.

 

Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company has expressed its interest in expanding its activities in other sectors, including telecommunications, and has contracted Ericsson as its consultant. Sources told Capital.gr that EYATH has entered in talks with fixed telephony operators to concede them the right to use its network.

Capital.gr communicated with a representative of EYATH and informed it of the mobile operators response, however the representative said that a relevant correspondence demonstrates that talks are in progress and that an agreement will be signed within the next days. However, the agreement has not been officially announced yet.

The issue is complicated by the fact that some mayors in the area of Thessaloniki react to the installation of antennas causing serious trouble to mobile operators wishing to install their own network."

Stamatis Zacharos

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