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EU states resist plan for 25-year spectrum licences - report

Tuesday 25 April 2017 | 10:14 CET | News
Update: 26 April 2017 | 12:32 CET
Germany and Italy are among 15 EU states resisting the European Commission's proposal to set a minimum 25-year duration for mobile spectrum licences, Reuters reports. A position paper by the countries, seen by the news agency, said mandatory fixed licence durations were "disproportionate and insufficiently flexible to be able to respond to market developments". Excessively long licence durations risk "preventing innovation if relevant frequency bands are awarded for longer than the life cycle of a technology," the paper said. The paper was signed by Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the

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