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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2010

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September 2005 RD223 -Â ETNO Reflection Document on the impact of a Commission Decision for the 2.6 GHz bandÂ

In ETNOs view the designation of the 2.6 GHz band to IMT-2000/UMTS has positive impacts on the competition in the internal market, the EU competitiveness compared with other regions, on R&D, on consumers, and on employment and the labour market. ETNO agrees that a Commission Decision for the 2.6 GHz band would give a clearer sign to industry, users and regulators.

In ETNOs view the designation of the 2.6 GHz band to IMT-2000/UMTS has positive impacts on the competition in the internal market, the EU competitiveness compared with other regions, on R&D, on consumers, and on employment and the labour market. ETNO agrees that a Commission Decision for the 2.6 GHz band would give a clearer sign to industry, users and regulators. However, it is essential that a Commission Decision facilitates the further evolution of IMT-2000/UMTS and systems beyond IMT-2000 for the benefit of the European society. ETNO is of the opinion that sufficient spectrum in the 2.6 GHz extension band should be assigned to IMT-2000/UMTS network operators in countries/regions where market demand is demonstrated. In the longer term and taking certain delays in the development of mobile 3G markets into account, this does not necessarily preclude the use of this band with alternative, compatible technologies.

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September 2005 RD223 -Â ETNO Reflection Document on the impact of a Commission Decision for the 2.6 GHz bandÂ

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  • Deutsche Telekom AG
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  • Elisa Communications Corporation
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  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
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  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
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  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
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