Russia's Rostelecom is looking to buy a stake in WiMax operator Scartel, according to Poten & Partners, citing Russian newspaper Vedomosti. Scartel, which is better known under its operating brand Yota , holds spectrum licenses that can be used for WiMax or LTE services, and that’s believed to be the main attraction for Rostelecom. (See WiMax Operator Issues LTE RFP.)
Polish mobile operator Polkomtel is in talks with broadcasting group Polsat concerning potential collaboration, including joint LTE rollout, reports The Warsaw Voice. Polsat holds a license for LTE-friendly 1,800MHz spectrum.