HL Deb 15 March 2000 vol 610 cc207-8WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they consider that the contract for a mobile telephone network in Kosovo was properly awarded; and whether the network will be compatible with those in neighbouring countries. [HL1324]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The award of the mobile telephone contract was a decision for UNMIK and was taken following extensive consideration of the various offers. The new GSM mobile telephone network will provide Kosovo with links to the outside world which are both cheaper and more efficient than those presently available through the BK group in Belgrade.