Technology Neutral? Competition?! Case study Dutch 2,6 GHz auction Drs. Kees Mulder MBA Vice President Regulatory Affairs ...
2,6 GHz auction: neutrality?! <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>190 M...
Neutral!  What about competition? <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Substantial overcapacity current operators GSM/UMTS licenses incumbent operators  2008: 25x required spectrum, 2013: 5x re...
 
Substantial overcapacity current operators <ul><li>Incumbents  </li></ul><ul><li>2008: 25x required spectrum </li></ul><ul...
2,6 GHz auction: competition! <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>190 M...
Public support for competitive market
Public support for competitive market Wimax veiling funest voor kleine partijen  Voorwaarden WiMAX-veiling zijn ‘belacheli...
Technology Neutral? Competition?! Back-up slides Drs. Kees Mulder MBA Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Partnerships t...
Current spectrum allocations 2 x 14.6 2 x 20.0 2 x 24.8 2100 MHz 2 x 5.2 2 x 31.8 2 x 35.0 1800 MHz 2 x 11.4 2 x 10.0 2 x ...
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Presentation Smile Telecom for Epsilon Spectrum Conference

  1. 1. Technology Neutral? Competition?! Case study Dutch 2,6 GHz auction Drs. Kees Mulder MBA Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Partnerships t. + 31 (0)70 305 1848 m + 31 (0)650 222 316 e. k .mulder @ smiletele.com
  2. 2. 2,6 GHz auction: neutrality?! <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>190 MHz 2,6 GHz band </li></ul><ul><li>Cap 80 MHz per bidder </li></ul><ul><li>One (1) user in 2 years </li></ul>March April May June July August September October 2009
  3. 3. Neutral! What about competition? <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>190 MHz 2,6 GHz band </li></ul><ul><li>Cap 80 MHz per bidder </li></ul><ul><li>One (1) user in 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Decision September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Auction October 2008 (Q4) </li></ul><ul><li>Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Incumbent can protect business </li></ul><ul><li>Few or no new entrants </li></ul><ul><li>Auction last moment for new entrants before 2013 </li></ul>March April May June July August September October 2009
  4. 4. Substantial overcapacity current operators GSM/UMTS licenses incumbent operators 2008: 25x required spectrum, 2013: 5x required spectrum
  5. 6. Substantial overcapacity current operators <ul><li>Incumbents </li></ul><ul><li>2008: 25x required spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>2013: 5x required spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Overcapacity + Neutrality </li></ul><ul><li> why allow spectrum acquisition in 2,6 GHz band? </li></ul><ul><li>How does government assure legal obligation of effective/efficient spectrum use? </li></ul>
  6. 7. 2,6 GHz auction: competition! <ul><li>Consultation April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>TDD/FDD (flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>190 MHz 2,6 GHz band </li></ul><ul><li>Cap 80 MHz per bidder </li></ul><ul><li>One (1) user in 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Smile Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Cap 40 MHz* </li></ul><ul><li>Serious obligation to use </li></ul><ul><li>Use-it-or-lose-it -clause </li></ul><ul><li>Use available spectrum first </li></ul><ul><li>* in line with TNO study by Ministry of Economical Affairs </li></ul>March April May June July August September October 2009
  7. 8. Public support for competitive market
  8. 9. Public support for competitive market Wimax veiling funest voor kleine partijen Voorwaarden WiMAX-veiling zijn ‘belachelijk’ Veel interesse, maar ook kritiek op Nederlandse WiMAX-veiling ‘ Vals spel bij veiling mobiel internet’ Kritiek op veiling van Wimax-frequenties EZ
  9. 10. Technology Neutral? Competition?! Back-up slides Drs. Kees Mulder MBA Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Partnerships t. + 31 (0)70 305 1848 m + 31 (0)650 222 316 e. k .mulder @ smiletele.com
  10. 11. Current spectrum allocations 2 x 14.6 2 x 20.0 2 x 24.8 2100 MHz 2 x 5.2 2 x 31.8 2 x 35.0 1800 MHz 2 x 11.4 2 x 10.0 2 x 12.4 900 MHz Vodafone T-Mobile/ Orange KPN/ Telfort

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