3G Licence Results: Asia Pacific and Canada

Editor’s Note:

Source: ITU Trends Report 2004, Adapted from ITU World Telecommunication Regulatory Database, various regulator web sites, 3G Americas, Cellular News, press reports. 

 

Country

 

 

Population

 

Licensing Methodology

Number of Licences Offered

Number

of Licences Awarded

Initial Licence Fee USD per licence

Initial Duration of Licence

2002

 

Taiwan, P. of China

 

22.4M

 

Auction

 

5

 

5

220M - 302M

 

16 years

 

Malaysia

 

22.2M

Beauty

Contest plus Fixed Fee

 

3

 

2

 

13.2M

 

15 years

2001

 

Singapore

 

4.3M

Beauty

Contest plus auction

 

4

 

3

 

50M

 

20 years

Hong Kong, China

 

7.2M

 

Auction (3)

 

4

 

4

Var. annual royalties (1,2)

 

15 years

 

Australia

 

19.4M

 

Auction

 

6 (3)

 

6

4.6M - 96.4M

 

15 years

 

Canada

 

30.0M

 

Auction

 

5

 

5

11.4M - 720.5M

 

20 years

2000

Japan

126.8M

Direct Award

none

3

3

N/A

New Zealand

 

3.9M

 

Auction

 

4

 

4

10.3 - 16.7M

 

20 years

Korea (Rep.)

 

47.9M

Beauty

Contest plus Fixed Fee

 

3

 

3 (4)

 

1.1B

 

15 years

Notes:

(1)     Government expected 6 bidders for 4 licences but this did not occur, so awarded licences based on minimum reserved price

(2)     Royalties (revenue sharing) with pre-established minimum payments for 15 years

(3)     Two national and four regional licences

(4)     Government initially awarded 2 licences and deferred award of third licence until 2002

 

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