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3G licence allocation why an auction was best for the UK

Patricia Hewitt (Minister for Small Business and E‐Commerce, Department of Trade and Industry, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, UK)

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ISSN: 1463-6697

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Argues, despite much criticism, that the recently completed auction of 3G mobile services was the best possible basis for successful and early exploitation of 3G technologies in the UK. Discuses the benefits of auctions and the argument that high licence costs will lead to high service charges. Contests whether the 3G‐auction process in the UK was a success.

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Hewitt, P. (2000), "3G licence allocation why an auction was best for the UK", info, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 341-345. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690010801573

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