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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
USA
The US raised $16.86bn (11.24bn) when it sold a total of 422 permits for local mobile phone licences (based on broadband PCS, a different technical standard from 3G). The biggest individual winners were Verizon Wireless, a joint venture with Vodafone, Cingular Wireless, a joint venture of BellSouth and SBC Communications, and AT&T Wireless.
More details on licence auction in USA
The main players - clickable guide
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