THIRD GENERATION

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THIRD generation mobile service providers should be encouraged to share infrastructure whilst they exploit their often expensively won licences, according to the Communication from the European Commission, called The Introduction of Third Generation Mobile Communications in the European Union: State of Play and the Way Forward.

The paper sharply criticised the "very heavy front-end expenses" that the EU telecoms sector has been "burdened" with as a result of licence auctions, notably those held in the UK and Germany. As a result of ...


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