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The Scramble for 3G licences
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2. France 7. Portugal 12. Spain
3. Germany 8. Sweden 13. USA
4. Italy 9. Switzerland 14. Singapore
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Netherlands
The Netherlands' auction raised 1.68bn or $2.52bn, about a quarter of what it had originally hoped for. An investigation is underway amid allegations that companies colluded to keep the price down. The licence winners were KPN, Vodafone-backed Libertel, Dutchtone, BT's Telfort and Ben.
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