France- 3G Licensing Consultation Document- 1999
The following document was released in conjunction with a public consultation concerning the introduction of Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) service in
The document consists of two parts, reflecting the dual purpose of the document.
· Part 1 – What are the implications of UMTS? - In this Part, the ART poses various questions about the implications of UMTS and invites comments from various stakeholders in the telecommunications sector.
· Part 2 – UMTS Licensing Terms and Conditions - This Part deals with the practicalities of preparing to award UMTS licences. The ART presents various proposals for comment by telecommunications stakeholders in relation to the following issues:
(i) a licensing timetable;
(ii) spectrum resources per UMTS operator and the number of licences to be issued;
(iii) selection of UMTS operators; and
(iv) UMTS licensing terms and conditions.