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The Scramble for 3G licences
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KEY: 5. Netherlands 10. Belgium
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
Germany
Telecom companies paid $45.6bn (30.4bn ) to the German government to provide 3G services to Europe's biggest telecoms market - five times more than expected. The winners were Deutsche Telekom; Mobilfunk (Vodafone); Viag Interkom (BT, E.On, Telenor); MobilCom (with France Telecom) and Group 3G (Sonera, Telefonica).
More details on licence auction in Germany
The main players - clickable guide
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