UMTS catches its breath

October 2000
Euronet;Oct2000, Issue 5, p14
After a flurry of European universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) licensing activity over the past few months, culminating in the�50 billion German auction, September 2000 afforded both participants and observers alike a relatively quiet spell in which to take stock and prepare for the next licensing surge. Although no new licences were awarded, there was still a great deal of behind the scenes activity by governments and regulators. Seven countries are expected to award UMTS licences by the end of the year.


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