Licence Fees for 2G and Combined 2G/3G Licences

  

 

Editor’s Note:

 

The following table was adapted from data contained in the ITU World Telecommunication Regulatory Database, various regulator web sites, Cellular News, press reports, and the EMC data base.  This table appears in ITU Trends in Telecommunications Reform – 2004/05:  Licensing in an Era of Convergence (Geneva:  ITU, 2004). 

Country

Population

Licensing Methodology

Initial Licence Fee (USD)

Per licence

Number of Licences Offered

Type of Licence Awarded

Initial Duration of Licence

 

2004

Saudi Arabia

23.1M

Beauty contest

3.25B

1

GSM

25 years

 

Oman

 

2.8M

Beauty contest with fee component

 

62.4M

 

1

2nd mobile (1)*

 

15 years

 

Jordan

 

5.3M

Beauty contest (fixed fee)

 

6.6M

 

1

3rd

 mobile (1)

 

15 years

Algeria

31.3M

Auction

421M

1

3rd GSM

15 years

 

Pakistan

 

159.2M

 

Auction

 

291M

 

2

2nd and 3rd GSM

 

15 years

Iran

65.5M

Beauty Contest

Not published

1

2nd GSM

15 years

2003

 

Croatia

 

4.5M

 

Beauty Contest

 

26M (2)

 

1

3rd mobile plus 3G

 

15 years

 

Cyprus

 

0.75M

 

Auction

 

22.1M

 

1

2nd GSM plus 3G

 

20 years

 

Bahrain

 

0.7M

 

Beauty Contest

 

0.265M

 

1

2nd mobile 2G/3G

 

15 years

Sudan

32.5M

Direct award

177M

1

2nd GSM

15 years

Kenya

32.0M

Auction

27M

1

3rd GSM

TBD

2002

 

Estonia

 

1.4M

 

Auction

 

13M

 

1

3rd GSM plus 3G

 

TBD

Latvia

2.4M

Auction

12.6M

1

3rd GSM

no award

Tunisia

9.8M

Auction

454M

1

2nd GSM

15 years

Slovak Republic

 

5.4M

 

Beauty Contest

 

38M

 

1

3rd GSM plus 3G

 

no award

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albania

3.5M

Auction

38.1M

1

2nd GSM

TBD

Algeria

31.3M

Auction

737.0M

1

2nd GSM

15 years

F.Y.R. of Macedonia

2.0M

Auction

28M 

1

2nd GSM

TBD

Mauritania

2.7M

Auction

28.1M

1

2nd GSM

TBD

Bulgaria

7.7M

Auction

135M

1

2nd GSM

15 years

2000

 

Romania

 

22.4M

 

Beauty Contest

 

50.M

 

1

 

3rd GSM

 

10 years

Turkey

65.6M

Auction

2.5B

1

3rd GSM

TBD

Morocco

29.6M

Auction

1.14B

1

2nd GSM

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

(1) Technology neutral with GSM selected by winning applicant 

(2) Announced in 2003 but no tender issued to date

 
 
 

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