The Turkish government is expected to launch a tender for four 3G mobile licences within the next six months, according to a cabinet decision published in the country’s Official Gazette. The minimum fee for the A Licence has been set at EUR285 million, while the minimum for the B Licence is EUR250 million, the C Licence is EUR214 million and the D Licence is EUR178 million. The full timetable for the 3G auction has yet to be announced. The country offered three 3G concessions last year but the process was cancelled when just one application was received, from Turkcell. Turkey’s other two cellular operators, Vodafone and Avea, did not submit bids, saying the licences were overpriced.