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    • NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING Summary of information provided by Member States on network infrastructure sharing Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B sharing RNS sharing Geographical Competition Concrete NIS regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) splitting context cases provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Austria Yes Yes Yes Provisions for ‘mast Allowed after coverage Allowed after coverage National The national None proposed sharing’ are described in obligations are met by obligations are met by roaming competition yet the Austrian Tele- ‘self-operated’ networks ‘self-operated’ allowed authority has communications Act networks not yet dealt ‘Pre-conditions’ are No with the topic Provisions for ‘antenna found in the ‘Position ‘Pre-conditions’ are restrictions sharing’ are described in Paper’. These conditions found in the ‘Position on regional General the 3G licensing apply to the areas Paper’. These splitting competition conditions where there is an conditions apply to Neither the law must be obligation to provide the areas where there Telecommuni taken into services and beyond is an obligation to cations Act account when those areas provide services and nor the 3G considering beyond those areas licensing ‘geographical conditions splitting’ contain provisions on SMP ‘geographical considerations splitting’. also play a role 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 1
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B sharing RNS sharing Geographical Competition Concrete NIS regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) splitting context cases provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Belgium Yes, 2G None None Regulated for GSM900 Not regulated (not Not regulated (not National Not yet None since 1995 and for strictly forbidden) strictly forbidden). roaming formally GSM1800 since 1997; allowed requested by general legislation, Subject to commercial Subject to commercial operators applicable to all public agreement agreement Operators tele-communication may No assessment networks (fixed and negotiate on performed yet mobile) introduced in the a voluntary by regulatory Telecommunication Act basis authority (law of 21 March 1991) in January 2001Database of all sites expected by end of 2001 Obligation to disclose all site locations Denmark Yes None None Obligation to share masts No No National None regulated in the Act on the Roaming is Establishment and Joint allowed Utilisation of Masts for Radiocommunication Purposes etc. 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 2
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Finland Yes, 2G None None Governed by the 1997 No No National roaming No assessment Several NIS (based Telecommunications information information allowed performed yet by agreements in force on on Markets Act available available regulatory authority a voluntary and Telecom commercial basis municati ons Markets Act) France Yes, 2G Yes Clarification Regulated since 1996. Allowed, as Allowed, as National roaming No assessment None document long as long as allowed (but does performed yet by the being drafted. Allowed and encouraged in independent independent not count towards regulatory the 3G licensing conditions control is control is coverage authorities (Conseil ART’s retained retained obligations) de la Concurrence) position announced on 10 3G-2G roaming December mandatory for new 2001 entrants Germany Yes, 2G Yes Yes Allowed Allowed, as Allowed, as National roaming The regulatory long as long as allowed as long as authority needs to independent independent roaming partners assess co-operation control is control is remain on a case-by-case retained retained independent basis competitors 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 3
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Greece No specific Yes None Allowed according to Dec. No No National roaming No assessment None to date NIS 236/79/2001 EETT OG information information allowed as long as performed yet by provisions 1649B/11-12-01 available available not implying the regulatory authority existence of only Only one radio access competition network covering law applies significant part of the population National roaming allowed but does not count towards coverage obligations Ireland Yes, 2G None Site and mast sharing is Permissible Permissible 3G-2G roaming ODTR has consulted NIS agreements likely encouraged after 20% after 20% mandatory for new with the Competition to be proposed after population population entrants Authority end of June 2002 coverage is coverage is (completion of 3G served by served by licensing process) wholly wholly controlled controlled network network 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 4
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Italy Yes, 2G Yes (based None Governed by the 1997 Italian National roaming No assessment None to date on Telecommunication Act and Allowed in Allowed in allowed, also with performed yet by Telecommu 3G specific regulation principle principle 3G frequency competition nication Act sharing authority and 3G Allowed and even specific mandatory (at cost basis) in Geographical The regulatory regulation) some cases splitting allowed in authority needs to principle, but the assess co-operation cases should be on a case-by-case assessed by the basis relevant authorities Coverage obligation must be met Luxembourg Yes, 2G Yes Allowed and even Not yet Not yet Not yet defined No assessment None mandatory, if technically defined defined performed yet by possible regulatory authority Netherlands Yes, 2G Yes Yes Allowed and even Allowed, as Allowed, as National roaming The regulatory Ongoing negotiations mandatory in some cases long as long as allowed until 1 authority needs to with a number of Roll out NMa, OPTA independent independent January 2007 assess co-operation operators obligations and V&W control is control is on a case-by-case cannot be Memorandu retained retained After January 2007, basis met by m of 26 allowed only for national September the areas not NMa, OPTA and V&W roaming 2001 covered by roll out Memorandum of 26 nor by obligation September 2001 shared core networks 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 5
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Portugal Yes Yes Yes Allowed Allowed, as Allowed, as National roaming No assessment Preliminary long as long as not allowed up to performed by agreements have been http:// One of the Clarificatio Obligation to notify sharing independent independent now regulatory authority established www.anacom criteria in n document agreements control is control is .pt the 3G published retained retained Operators are now licence on 24 Obligation to disclose expected to selection October location of shared sites accomplish the NIS procedure 2001 levels put forward in their 3G proposals In accordance with their proposals when applying to a UMTS licence, Vodafone and Optimus have established a joint towering company Spain Yes Yes Yes Allowed Allowed. Under study National roaming No specific Mobile operators have Logical allowed between requirements are expressed an interest 3G-2G Order CTE/ separation mobile operators, foreseen, in network national 601/2002 of allowing as long as requirements of infrastructure sharing roaming, 14 March independent compliance with competition law are and are exploring though control of the tender applicable different possibilities temporarily National customers, obligations are roaming core network ensured and not requiring frequency sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 6
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Sweden No Yes None Sites, including masts may Licensees Licensees Providing national NIS co-operation Vodafone– Hi3G – mandatory be shared without may share up may share up roaming is falls under the Orange agreement http://www.kk NIS restrictions to 70% of the to 70% of the mandatory for 2G- general national has been cleared by v.se provisions radio access radio access operators under competition law the NCA Licensees may share up to network network the condition that 70% of the radio access (RAN) (RAN) they have received Telia – Tele2 network (RAN) infrastructure infrastructure a license for agreement has been infrastructure required, in required, in required, in mobile services cleared by the NCA which antennas are included which Node B which RNC´s after the 1st July ´s are are included 2000 and that they included have offered commercial services for 5 years or more. The obligation to provide national roaming last for a period of 7 years. Other roaming agreements, 3G-3G, 2G-3G and 2G-2G are voluntary. 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 7
    • Member Regulatory context Forms of NIS State NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing UK Yes, laid out Yes – see Yes Neither precluded nor Neither Neither National roaming The regulatory mmO2 and T-Mobile in the mobile first imposed precluded precluded possible but it authority needs to PTO licence 1 column, the Joint DTI, nor imposed nor imposed does not count assess co-operation granted to 2G 3G RA and towards coverage on a case-by-case operators. licensees OFTEL obligations (80% of basis But only have the information population by end triggered if same note of May of 2007) Benefits to the licensee mobile PTO 2001 gave consumers must has Licence an outline Geographical outweigh lessening significant and of the splitting of competition market power obligations issues recognised as (SMP) as the 2G arising possibility so operators from allows some Wireless infrastructu flexibility. Telegraphy re sharing Act licence by 3G include operators 3G-2G roaming provisions mandatory for new on facility entrants but only if sharing the new entrant approaches either mmO2 or Vodafone 1 UK: Public Telecommunication Operator Licence (PTO) 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 8
    • NIS NIS NIS Site sharing (including Node B RNS sharing Geographical Competition context Concrete NIS cases regulatory regulatory regulatory masts and antennas) sharing splitting provisions provisions guidelines before 3G built in 3G post 3G licensing licensing licensing Liechtenstein No Yes Yes Allowed Allowed Allowed National roaming Not applicable Not known by the Decision allowed Office for dated 13 Communications March 2001 Memorandu m dated 26 June 2001 Norway Yes Yes Guidelines Allowed Allowed Allowed Not relevant for the No assessment No information published Norwegian market performed by available by NPT on competition 15 June authority 2001 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 9
    • Network infrastructure sharing regulatory context in individual Member States Austria Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Austrian Telecommunications Act “Positionpapier zum Thema Infrastructure Sharing beim Aufbau vom Mobilfunkennetzen der 3. Generation (UMTS/IMT-2000)” dated 28 January 2002 Site and mast Mast sharing mentioned in Austrian Telecommunications Act sharing Obligation on owners of masts to share masts with holders of a licence for the provision of a public telecommunications service Antenna Mandatory coverage obligations must be fulfilled by a ‘self-operated’ network i.e. the actual licensee must sharing operate the key elements of the radio access network Node B sharing (RAN) and of the core network ( CN) until obligations are RNC sharing met as follows: • 25% population coverage by end of 2003 • 50% population coverage by end of 2005 Geographical Roaming 3G-3G is allowed according to the 3G licences. There are no restrictions concerning regional splitting splitting neither in the Telecommunications Act nor in the 3G licensing conditions 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 10
    • Belgium Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Art 92quinquies, §3 law of 21 March Art 5 of royal decree of 18 January 2001 fixing the ToR None 1991 (inserted 2 January 2001) and procedure for 3G licensing Art 89, §5 law of 21 March 1991 (inserted 2 January 2001) Site and mast Regulated by Art 92quinquies, §3 law of 21 March 1991 sharing §6 requires the creation of a database of all sites eligible for sharing by the end of 2001 and obliges operators to disclose plans to set up any new sites If the site is owned by an operator, site-sharing is mandatory If owned by a “non operator”, sharing is subject to voluntary agreement Antenna Not regulated, thus not strictly forbidden sharing Node B sharing Not regulated, thus not strictly forbidden Subject to commercial agreement RNC sharing Not regulated, thus not strictly forbidden Subject to commercial agreement Geographical Operators may negotiate national roaming agreements on a voluntary basis splitting Rights for 2G-3G roaming are granted to a new entrant for 8 years after the award of the 3G licence as soon as the new entrant achieves 20% population coverage 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 11
    • Denmark Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Act on the Establishment and Joint The regulation concerning NIS is the same as prior to None Utilization of Masts for Radio- the issue of 3G licences. communications Purposes etc. There are no provisions other than those mentioned in Act on Competitive Conditions and the first column. Consumer Interests in the Telecommunications Market Act on Public Mobile Communications. Site and mast Act on the Establishment and Joint sharing Utilization of Masts for Radio- communications Purposes etc. Antenna Not regulated. The “Act on the sharing Establishment and Joint Utilization of Masts for Radio- communications Purposes etc.” gives the Minister a legal foundation for extending the obligations in the act to antennas, but this posiblity has not been used. Node B sharing Not possible RNC sharing Not possible Geographical National roaming allowed Operators may negotiate national roaming agreements on a voluntary basis splitting Rights for 2G-3G roaming are granted to a new entrant for 8 years after the award of the 3G licence as soon as the new entrant achieves 20% population coverage 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 12
    • Finland Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Telecommunications Market Act None, based on the Telecommunications Market Act of None 396/1997 1997 Ministerial Decision 474/1997 http://www.mintc.fi/www/sivut/english/tel e/statutes/index.html Site and mast An operator shall, upon request, lease any free cable conduit and sharing antenna places in masts if expedient due to environmental or regional planning reasons Antenna sharing Node B sharing RNC sharing Geographical Possible, however the main policy is that 3G networks must have splitting sufficient coverage to satisfy the reasonable demands of users 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 13
    • France Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Law No. 96-659 of 26 July 1996, ART guidelines issued on 10 December 2001 articles L47 and L48 transposing Art. 11 of ONP Directive 97/33/CE Site and mast Encouraged Encouraged in the 3G licence conditions Allowed and encouraged Award criterion: sharing 2G incumbents must grant site access to new 3G entrants Antenna Allowed and compatible with existing regulation sharing Node B sharing Allowed if control over logical Node B and active part of the equipment is retained by each operator RNC sharing Allowed if control over logical RNC and active part of the equipment is retained by each operator Core Network Not allowed Frequency Not allowed sharing Geographical National roaming allowed but does not count towards coverage obligations and on the basis of commercial splitting agreements that must be notified to the NRA 3G licensees that are also 2G incumbents must grant 2G-3G roaming to 3G new entrants 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 14
    • Germany Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Amtsblatt BMPT Nr. 23 v. Amtsblatt Reg TP Nr. 4/2000, Vfg 13/2000 v. 23.02.2000; Guide to Interpretation of the Award Conditions 05.12.1994, Vfg. 259.1, S. 866 ff. Anlage 1 Teil C Punkt 2, S. 557, Teil A Punkt 1, S.556, In Light of More Recent Technological Advance Amtsblatt Reg TP Nr. 4/2000, Vfg Teil B Punkt 4.1, S.557 13/2000 v. 23.02.2000, S. 535 Site and mast Yes, already in place in the early Allowed. Sharing of cables and combiners also 90s allowed sharing Antenna Yes since 1998 with cable and Yes combiners sharing Fixed Yes Yes transmission paths SCC sharing Shared use of more than one Node B in a single Site Support Cabinet + joint maintenance Node B sharing Use of logically distinct Node Bs in one and the same unit instead of physically distinct Node Bs allowed if control functions are retained by each licence holder and competitive independence is ensured (+ 5 preconditions) RNC sharing Idem for RNCs, logical separation in the same physical unit MSC sharing Not allowed because this would mean frequency pooling Geographical Allowed but assessment on a case by case basis splitting 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 15
    • Greece Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Competition law Article 6.7 §g “Co-location- Facilities and Infrastructure none Telecommunications Law 2867/2000 Sharing” Dec. 236/79/2001 EETT OJ 1649B/11-12-01 Site and mast Allowed Common use of equipment and infrastructure allowed but subject to notification, and decision of the EETT sharing Antenna Allowed after approval from EETT sharing Node B sharing RNC sharing Core Network Frequency Not allowed according to Telecommunications Law 2867/2000 sharing Geographical National roaming allowed as long as not implying the existence of only one radio access network covering splitting significant part of the population 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 16
    • Italy Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference D.P.R. 318/97 (Italian None additional None up to date Telecommunications Act) Art. 20, para 5 and Art. 13, para 4 Decision n. 388/00/CONS of NRA (Asymmetric measures for UMTS) Site and mast Infrastructure, equipment and site Site and mast sharing permitted and sometimes sharing subject to commercial mandatory, under cost-based conditions and under sharing agreement reciprocity 3G “incumbents” must offer access to 3G “new entrants” Antenna Not addressed sharing Node B sharing Not addressed RNC sharing Not addressed MSC and RNC sharing could be very difficult to achieve technically Geographical 3G-2G roaming mandatory for the benefit of new entrants under some conditions. Commercial splitting agreements allowed 3G operators may negotiate national roaming agreements on a voluntary and commercial basis but the cases should be assessed Frequency All 3G operators are allowed to enter into agreements for 3G roaming (also with frequency sharing) on a sharing commercial basis Coverage obligation must be met with own frequencies 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 17
    • Ireland Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Provisions related to radio site No regulatory provisions have been imposed engineering practices, non-ionising radiation and emissions and trench However, site and mast sharing was encouraged and applicants for sharing are encapsulated in the the 4 licenses on offer were invited to commit to providing access provisions governing 2G licenses to sites under their control Document ODTR 99/70 applies http://www.odtr.ie/docs/odtr9970.doc Site and mast Commitment to provide access to radio transmission sites under the Applicant's control, where it relates to at least one third of the sharing radio transmission sites under the Applicant's current or future control and is offered on a reasonable, transparent and non- discriminatory basis, will be included in the comparative evaluation process. Applicants are encouraged to commit to a draft Code of Practice relating to radio site and mast sharing and its development Antenna Infrastructure sharing, with the exception of site sharing, will only be permissible when each operator concerned has established a 3G sharing radio access network infrastructure capable of serving at least 20% Node B of the Irish population using infrastructure which is wholly under sharing the control or ownership of that operator RNC sharing Operators are to maintain independent logical control of the network. In considering any infrastructure sharing arrangement, an operator should satisfy itself that it is in compliance with the current regulatory framework Document ODTR 01/96 – published Dec 2001 applies http://www.odtr.ie/docs/odtr0196.doc Geographical 3G licensees that are also 2G incumbents must grant 2G-3G roaming to 3G new entrants splitting Frequency The shared use of frequencies is not permitted sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 18
    • Luxembourg Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Art. 15: 2G regulatory framework Art. 14: 3G regulatory framework (new provisions for 3G but also applicable to 2G networks) Site and mast Operators were encouraged to Operators are obliged, if technically possible, to share share, at least the site infrastructure site infrastructure and antenna masts for environmental sharing as well as antenna masts reasons Antenna Additional information is not available sharing Node B sharing Additional information is not available RNC sharing Additional information is not available Geographical Not yet defined splitting Frequency sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 19
    • Netherlands Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Telecommunications Act Art. 3.11 Memorandum of the NMa, OPTA and V&W (Ministry): amended before the 3G auction Joint construction and use of UMTS network parts of 26 September 2001 Site and mast Site and mast sharing obligation sharing Antenna Shortly an antenna-sharing obligation for broadcasting sharing networks will be introduced Node B sharing RNC sharing Geographical Allowed until 2007, date of entry into force of roll-out National roaming allowed until 1 January 2007. As obligation from 1 January 2007, each 3G licensee should splitting possess its own network infrastructure in all From 2007 onwards, geographical splitting is allowed municipalities with more than 25,000 inhabitants only for the areas not covered by roll-out obligation Frequency Frequency sharing not allowed The roll out obligations cannot be sharing met through roaming 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 20
    • Portugal Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Decreto Lei no. 151-A/2000 of 20 Clarification document of 24 October 2001 July 2000 Decreto Lei no. 290-A/1999 of 30 July 1999 Decreto Lei no. 381-A/1997 of 30 December 1997 Site and mast As long as technically possible, Obligations placed upon 3G licensees to provide site, buildings, ancillary equipment information about details of site sharing agreements sharing and masts should be shared and to disclose location of shared sites Antenna As long as technically possible, Allowed antennas should be shared sharing Node B sharing Allowed, as long as independent control of network is retained RNC sharing Allowed, as long as independent control of network is retained Geographical 3G licensees that are also 2G incumbents must grant National roaming between 3G has been considered as 2G-3G roaming to 3G new entrants during a period of 5 a possibility for a limited period. Since 3G licensees splitting years counted from the date the 3G licences were have not yet presented a reasoned request for national granted roaming, it has not yet been allowed Core network Not allowed sharing Frequency Not allowed sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 21
    • Spain Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Base 42 del Pliego de Clausulas Clausula 38 de la Orden de 10 de noviembre de 1999 Orden CTE/601/2002 de 14 de marzo Administrativas (Order of 26 February 1998) Site sharing Allowed Allowed Allowed Mast sharing Allowed Allowed Allowed Antenna Not foreseen Not foreseen Allowed sharing Node B sharing Not foreseen Not foreseen Allowed, as long as functional independence between the networks is ensured RNC sharing None None Under study Geographical National roaming between GSM900 3G licensees who also have either a GSM900 or National roaming allowed between mobile operators, and GSM1800 was allowed for a GSM1800 licence are obliged to offer national roaming as long as compliance with the tender obligations are splitting maximum period of 4 years (3G-2G) to the 3G new entrants, as long as the new ensured entrant and the incumbent operator have effectively launched 3G services Such 3G-2G roaming agreements are valid for a maximum period of 3 years 3G-3G national roaming is not allowed under any circumstances Frequency Not allowed Not allowed Not allowed sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 22
    • Sweden Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference No mandatory provisions There have been no requests for further explanations or guidelines Site sharing GSM operators share antenna sites and masts without specific Mast sharing regulation applicable Antenna Licensees may share up to 70% of the radio access network (RAN) infrastructure required to meet the sharing coverage obligations Node B sharing The remaining 30% may not be shared and must be under full control of the licensee RNC sharing Note: transmission systems and feeder lines are also covered by the same provisions Geographical There are no provisions regarding regional or geographic splitting, since no NIS regulation connects splitting to the general population coverage obligations Frequency sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 23
    • UK Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Wireless Telegraphy Act Refer to Table 1 above: 3G operators have the same Refer to Table 1 above: Oftel, DTI & RA published an Mobile PTO licence as the 2G operators. The mobile information note in May 2001 entitled 3G Mobile Telecommunications Act PTO licence template can be viewed at Infrastructure Sharing in the UK. http://www.dti.gov.uk/cii/docs/standardmobile.pdf. The note gave an outline of the issues arising from BT Cellnet & Vodafone have different licences to other infrastructure sharing by 3G operators mobile operators. The licence for the two SMP operators contains C71 National Roaming2. The note can be viewed at http://www.oftel.gov.uk/publications/mobile/infrashare The BT Cellnet & Vodafone licence can be viewed at 0501.htm http://www.dti.gov.uk/cii/docs/vodafone.pdf Site sharing Neither precluded nor imposed Mast sharing Positively encouraged Neither precluded nor imposed Antenna Neither precluded nor imposed sharing Node B sharing Neither precluded nor imposed RNC sharing Neither precluded nor imposed Geographical Recognised as a possibility in the joint DTI, RA and OFTEL information note of May 2001 splitting Coverage obligations require 3G licensees to cover 80% of the population by 31 December 2007. This leaves a 10% geographic area outside the coverage obligations; national roaming is allowed over this 10% geographic area Frequency sharing 2 UK: Condition 71.1 refers, it obliges the operator to enter into negotiations with a 2G new entrant (licenses granted after 1/4/99) if requested to do so by the new entrant 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 24
    • Liechtenstein Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference None Articles 33 and 38 of the terms of the 3G licenses Decision on the conditions for the roll-out of 3G networks of 13 March 2001 and further explanatory memorandum of 26 June 2001 Requirements Virtually any form of radio access network infrastructure sharing is allowed (core network not allowed) because the competition will not be over infrastructure but over services Environmental concerns are the main reason to allow any form of RAN sharing Site Sharing Obligation to share existing 2G and 3G sites Mast sharing Yes Antenna Obligation to share antennas are applicable to all sharing licensees, whenever possible Node B sharing Allowed Radio Access Network may be shared RNC sharing Allowed Radio Access Network may be shared Core Network Not allowed Geographical Allowed splitting Frequency sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 25
    • Norway Regulatory context Ante regulatory NIS NIS provisions in 3G award conditions Post NIS guidelines provisions Reference Criteria for “beauty contest” Art. Art. 13 of the 3G licence Guidelines published by NPT on 15 June 2001 3.2.4 http://www.npt.no/no/Nyheter/deling_av_infrastruk tur_umts.html Requirements The licensee may share network Providers are obliged to build separate networks Core Network (MSC) sharing not allowed components with another provider of access to a public mobile communications network in order to meet the coverage requirements. However, each provider’s network must appear as a separate network Site and mast Allowed sharing Antenna Allowed sharing Node B sharing RNC and Node B may be physically shared but operators must retain logical control over their RNC sharing networks Geographical splitting Frequency Spectrum sharing not allowed within geographical area covered by deployment obligations sharing 23 August 2002 Francisco Medeiros 26