Mobile phone rivals to jointly develop fourth generation network

Czech mobile phone operators O2 and T-Mobile announced Monday that they will share the burden of developing a new fourth generation mobile network in the Czech Republic outside of Prague and Brno. The announcement concludes negotiations between the companies that have been continuing since the end of February. The companies say the plus from the cooperation will be that the new network will be rolled out faster and cover most of the country already this year. The country’s third main operator Vodafone had protested the move by its rivals, which now leaves it with the burden of developing its own site.