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3G LICENSING WORKSHOP (19-20 Sept 2001)

As part of its New Initiatives Programme, the ITU organized a Strategic Planning Workshop on the subject of 3G Licensing. The workshop was held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) from the 19-20 September 2001. 

Workshop Objectives

The objective of the Workshop was to serve as a forum for policy-makers, national regulators, and industry to exchange information and perspectives on the licensing of third-generation mobile, and to benefit from international experience in the field.  In addition to raising awareness about benefits and pitfalls of various regulatory approaches, the Workshop sought to identify critical policy issues with respect to the deployment of 3G mobile, including the regulatory status of virtual operators and the facilitation of global roaming.  Participants were invited to generate examples of “best practice” scenarios for licensing 3G services as well as to suggest key areas requiring international study and/or coordination.  In order to encourage discussion on the practical issues facing regulators, a number of case studies were conducted in selected countries and presented.  The Workshop also explored the potential role the ITU could play as a facilitator of harmonized approaches for the global mobile information society.  The broad membership of the ITU, and its experience in global policy and standards development, makes it a suitable forum for future cooperation in this domain.
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List of participants   PDF 

Suggested List of Issues for Discussion   PDF  Word


Case Studies



Background Resources

Pictures of the workshop



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