Trends in Recurring Authorization Fees

Recurring Authorization Fees in Selected Countries, 2007

Country

Annual non Spectrum Related Fees

Fee Type

Licence Types/Services

Algeria

10% of turnover

Revenue sharing

VoIP

Armenia

USD 1,887

 

USD 943

USD 189

 

Annual licensing fee

Annual licensing fee

Annual licensing fee

Provision of voice telephony services

Provision of telegraphy services

Provision of data (including Internet) services

Australia

Less than $1,000, plus a variable amount based on the carrier’s revenue

Annual fee and revenue sharing

Carrier licence

Bahrain

1% of gross annual revenues attributable to licensed activities

Revenue sharing

Individual Mobile Telecommunications Services Licence; Individual Paging Services Licence; Individual VSAT Licence; Individual Public Mobile Radio Service Licence; International Telecommunications Facility Licence; International Telecommunications Services Licence; Individual National Fixed Services Licence; National Fixed Wireless Services Licence; Value Added Services Licence; ISP Licence; Internet Exchange Services Licence.

Belgium

EUR 24,300

 

 

 

EUR 12,150

 

 

                                   EUR 24,300

 

EUR 12,150

Annual fee

 

 

 

Annual fee

 

 

                  Annual fee

 

Annual fee

 

Electronic communications public network licence for an operator with significant market power (SMP)

Electronic communications public network licence for an operator without SMP

Public telephone services for an operator with SMP

Public telephone services for an operator without SMP

Bulgaria

0.4% gross annual revenues (plus fees for numbering resources)

Revenue sharing

Public telecommunication network and provision of telecommunications services

Gabon

4% of turnover

Revenue sharing

Mobile telephone operator licence

India

6% - 10% of Annual Gross Revenues

 

 

 

 

10% of Annual Gross Revenues

Revenue sharing

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue sharing

Basic Services, Cellular Mobile Service Provider,  Unified Access Service License (sic)

VSAT, National Long Distance, International Long Distance

Jordan

Up to 1%

Revenue sharing

Public Telecommunications (Individual Licences and General Authorizations)

Kenya

0.5% of turnover

 

 

 

 

 

 

USD 2,857.10

 

USD 1,492.54

 

 

USD 1,428.60

 

 

 

NIL

Revenue sharing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Fee

 

Annual Fee

 

 

Annual Fee

 

 

 

Not Applicable

Domestic Fixed Network, Mobile Operators, Data Carrier Network Operators, GMPCS Service Provider

 

Local Loop

 

Internet Exchange Points

 

Internet Service Provider, Value Added Services

 

GMPCS Satellite Operator

Kyrgyzstan

0.25% of turnover

Revenue sharing

Fixed Local Services, Fixed Domestic and International Long distance Services, Mobile Cellular Communications, Paging Services, Fixed Satellite Services, Mobile Satellite Services, Data Services, Radio Trunked Services, Radiosignalling (sic), Telematics (sic), Ethereal spreading of teleprogramm (sic), Ethereal spreading of radioprogramm (sic)

Latvia

0.2% of net turnover

Revenue sharing

All general authorizations for electronic communications service providers and network providers

Malawi

USD 100,000

USD 150,000

USD 1,000

USD 30,000

Annual fee

Annual fee

Annual fee

Annual fee

Mobile licence

Fixed licence

VSAT licence

International Gateway licence

Montenegro

1% of total income

Revenue sharing

Fixed local services, fixed domestic long distance services; fixed international long distances; mobile local services; mobile domestic long distance services, mobile international services, paging services, Internet services, VoIP services, public pay phone services, WiMAX

Pakistan

0.50% of Annual Gross Revenue, plus spectrum charges, where applicable

Revenue sharing

Data Class Value Added Service Licence, Voice Class Value Added Services Licence, Fixed Local Loop, International Long Distance, Infrastructure Licence, Cellular Mobile (CMT) Licence, Wireless Local Loop, Tower Licence

Samoa

Generally, 2% of gross revenue

Revenue sharing

Fixed, cellular, ISP, and carrier licences

St. Lucia

3% gross revenue

Revenue sharing

Fixed Public Network and Services; Public Mobile Network and Services; Internet Network and Services; Public Radio and Paging; Full ISP; and Value Added Service

Uganda

USD 1,000

                                            USD 500

USD 2,000

Annual fee

                  Annual fee     

Annual Fee          

Commercial VSAT terminal

Private VSAT

International data gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: ITU 2007 Regulatory Survey.

 

Recurring Authorization Fees in Selected Countries, 2004-2005

Country

Annual non Spectrum Related Fees

Fee Type

Licence Types

Austria

0.1 – 0.2 % of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

All licences

Bahrain

1% of gross revenues

Revenue sharing

Mobile

Bhutan

Pre-determined fixed amount

Annual licensing fee

All licences

Chile

Variable fixed fees

Annual licensing fee

All licences

Croatia

USD 6.6M

Annual licensing fee

3G Mobile

France

1% of 3G revenues

Revenue sharing

3G Mobile

Greece

.025 – 0.5% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

All licences

Hong Kong, China

15% of gross revenues with escalating annual minimum payment

Revenue sharing

3G Mobile

India

6% - 10% of gross revenues

Revenue sharing

Fixed and mobile

Ireland

0.2% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

Fixed and Mobile

Italy

EUR 38 million

Annual licensing fee

3G Mobile

Jordan

10% of gross revenues

USD 100,000

5% gross revenues

Revenue sharing

Annual licensing fee

Revenue sharing

Mobile

Mobile

Fixed monopoly

Kenya

0.5% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

All licences except paging

Luxembourg

0.2% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

Mobile

Maldives

5% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

Mobile, Fixed and ISP’s

Oman

12% gross revenues

Revenue sharing

Mobile

Korea (Rep.)

Approximately 1- 3.0% of gross revenues (annual adj.)

 

Revenue sharing

 

All licensed operators

Spain

0.2% of gross turnover

Revenue sharing

Fixed and Mobile

Tanzania

1.0% of annual turnover

1.5% of annual turnover

Revenue sharing

Fixed, long distance

Mobile

Venezuela

5.3% of gross revenues

Revenue sharing

Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: ITU Trends Report 2004, Chapter 4, “Licence Fee Practices: Historical Perspectives and New Trends”.

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