Comparative Assessment of the Licensing Regimes for 3G Mobile Communications in the European Union and their Impact on the Mobile Communications Sector
What regulatory lessons can be learned from the Third Generation Mobile Licensing Process in the European Union and what is its current and future impact on the Mobile Communications Sector? From mid January till mid April 2002, McKinsey & Company conducted, upon request by the European Commission, a comparative assessment of 3G licensing in the Member States of the European Union, and formulated a number of policy recommendations in view of future licensing exercises, focusing on the possible advantages of and scope for coordination and harmonization of licensing methods and conditions at the level of the European Union.
This study for the Commission highlights policy recommendations on this issue, subsequently clarifies the role of the EU and finally summarises the main findings of the impact of the 3G licensing process, on which the recommendations have been based.
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