First come first served norway adopted a first come

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First come first served Norway adopted a first-come first-served approach during the period 1998-2001, while Finland is the only administration that currently relies on notifications and attribution of a radio licence for that part of the spectrum. The reason for this is most probably the absence of scarcity in the FWA spectrum in Finland. As a general rule, selection procedures shall only be used by administrations in case of scarcity, therefore the first-come-first served method will always be the primary choice when no scarcity exists. Beauty contests The Czech Republic granted FWA licences via beauty contests at 26 GHz in 2000, at 3.5 GHz in 2001 and 2002, and at 28 GHz in 2004. A beauty contests was chosen as it enables the administrations to take account of specific requirements. Norway, which assigned FWA licences via beauty contests in 2001, is planning an auction of the band 3.41-3.6 GHz to encourage efficient use of spectrum, transparency, objectivity and proportionality. Similarly, Denmark carried out a beauty contest in 2000 and an auction in 2004, following a political decision in each case that favoured each respective instrument to secure effective use of the frequencies for FWA. France granted 2 nationwide licences, 44 regional licences and 8 overseas licences by means of a beauty contests, this instrument having been chosen following a call for comments. Germany assigned WLL spectrum via beauty contest in 1999. Ireland held a beauty contest which was best suited to the Irish market. Portugal also held a beauty contest for FWA. Poland has used the same approach as for UTMS and GSM spectrum, for FWA/WLL in 2000, on the same grounds.
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ECC REPORT 65 Page 17 The Slovak Republic held a beauty contest as determined by the law. Auctions Some administrations that used auctions for GSM and/or UMTS also ran auctions for FWA/WLL ( Austria, Netherlands, United Kingdom ), on the same grounds. In addition, Hungary, which used beauty contests for both GSM and UMTS, selected auctions for FWA/WLL in 2002. The reasons for this choice relate to the specific market conditions for the frequency band concerned. Switzerland also chose an auction for FWA, like for UMTS, on grounds of transparency of the process as well as to fulfil the objectives of attracting new entrants with national and regional licences, and of promoting competition and innovation of the access network. 4.4 Broadcasting In a number of administrations a separate government body is in charge of assigning broadcasting spectrum. Furthermore, in Cyprus , digital radio and digital TV licences have not yet been assigned. Analogue radio A number of administrations have not provided any information, presumably because that part of the spectrum does not fall within their area of responsibility. Austria has had about 60 procedures (beauty contest) from 2001 until now. The assignment instrument is laid down in the Private Radio Law.
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