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The Impact of Licence Cost Levels on the UMTS Business Case (Table of Contents)

UMTS Forum Report 3, 1998

Table of Contents



1.
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
1.1.6
1.2

2.

3.
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.2
3.3
3.4

4.
4.1
4.2

5.
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4

6.
6.1
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.3
6.4
6.4.1
6.4.2

7.
Executive summary

General
The legal background and existing situation
UMTS
National regulation
International regulation
Spectrum owners
Which rights are transferred in a spectrum licence?
Licence fees
Other Studies in the area

Objectives for regulation of spectrum

Current and proposed uses of licensing charges
Covering the spectrum management cost
Simple fee
Cost recovery
Raising the value of spectrum
Use of spectrum pricing as an incentive for efficient use
Use of spectrum pricing as an instrument of selection
Use of spectrum pricing as an instrument of taxation

Situations where licence charging is difficult
General
Satellite services

The business case for the operator
Assumptions
Results
Conclusions
Further considerations

Impacts on society
The allure of up-front licensing charges as a means of pricing spectrum
The disadvantages of up-front licensing charges for the UMTS industry
Investment and infrastructure for UMTS
Competitive impact
The disadvantages of up-front licensing charges for UMTS consumers
The disadvantages of up-front licensing charges for governments
Innovative and efficient spectrum usage
Resource compensation

Recommendations