Informal Group


Geneva, 14 February 1997

Comments of the Department of Wireless Telegraphy (Valetta, Malta)
on the Memorandum of Understanding

Please refer to your fax message of the 13 November 1996 regarding the draft MoU on free circulation of GMPCS terminals.

Although, in principle, we are in favour of free circulation of user terminals we have problems with Article 2 "Licensing of terminals". At the moment our telecoms legislation does not permit automatic recognition of general licences which recognition would facilitate free circulation.

This legislation is in the process of being revised but we are not in a position to forecast when this revision will be completed.

This means that although we are in agreement with most of the articles we will have some difficulty in signing the GMPCS-MoU at the present time due to the above-stated problem with Article 2.