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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
Portugal decided to award its telecom licences on the basis of merit, raising just $270m or 180m. Seven groups put in their bids and the four winners were: Optimus, part of Portugal's Sonae group, Vodafone's Telecel, Portugal Telecom's TMN and ONI-WAY, a venture led by Electricidade de Portugal's telecoms arm.
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