The Slovakian Telecommunications Authority is planning to launch e-auctions for free mobile frequencies in the 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz spectrum. While some of the auctions are likely to be designed to fit the incumbents, it is expected that this move will foster competition in the mobile market by bringing a fourth mobile operator to Slovakia. To this effect, an amendment to the Act on Electronic Communications was adopted which enables the regulator to use this method of public tendering. There is still a lot of work to be done before the auctions and can begin. At present, the regulator is looking for a consultant for spectrum valuation and management of the auctions. It is therefore expected that the auctions will not begin prior to January 2013.