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The Scramble for 3G licences
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1. UK 6. Poland 11. Australia
2. France 7. Portugal 12. Spain
3. Germany 8. Sweden 13. USA
4. Italy 9. Switzerland 14. Singapore
Intro
Australia
Australia had hoped to raise as much as 1bn ($1.5bn) from its sale of third generation licences, but in the end it had to be happy with less than half of that, raising only 400m ($600m) for the national treasury. The winners were national operator Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Hutchison, the latter winning limited licenses in the major cities.
More details on licence auction in Australia
The main players - clickable guide
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