GSM Paper: 3G Mobile Licensing Policy

A GSM Case Study is part of a series of case studies of telecommunications ….. Compare and contrast the development of GSM and the road to IMT-2000. ….

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • 1 Introduction… 6
  • 1.1 The Generations of Mobile Networks… 7
  • 2A Look Back at GSM … 10
  • 2.1 GSM Technology… 10
  • 2.2 The History of GSM … 11
  • 2.2.1 Conference Des Administrations Europeans des Posts et Telecommunications (CEPT)… 12
  • 2.2.2 The European Commission and the Memorandum of Understanding… 13
  • 2.2.3 European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)… 14
  • 2.2.4 The “Frequency Band” Obstacle Course … 14
  • 2.2.5 The Conclusion of the Interstate Bargain … 15
  • 2.2.6 The Launch … 15
  • 2.2.7 The United States and the FCC… 16
  • 2.3 The GSM Market … 16
  • 2.3.1 The GSM Success Story … 16
  • 2.3.2 Future Market Development … 17
  • 2.4 Licensing GSM … 18
  • 2.4.1 GSM Radio Spectrum … 19
  • 3A Look Ahead at IMT-2000 … 19
  • 3.1 From GSM to IMT-2000 … 19
  • 3.1.1 HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit Switched Data) … 22
  • 3.1.2 GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) … 22
  • 3.1.3 EDGE, Enhanced Data GSM Environment … 23
  • 3.2 IMT-2000 Technology… 25
  • 3.3 The History of IMT-2000 … 25
  • 3.4 Laying the Groundwork for 3G Success… 27
  • 3.4.1 Addressing the Need for 3G Spectrum Expansion … 27
  • 3.5 The 3G Market… 28
  • 3.6 3G Licensing Policies … 32
  • 3.6.1 The European Experience … 33
  • 3.6.2 The American Experience… 35
  • 3.6.3 The Asia-Pacific Experience… 37
  • 4 Comparing and Contrasting the Development of GSM and the Road to IMT-2000 … 37
  • 4.1 Lessons from GSM that Apply to 3G … 38
  • 4.1.1 The Shifting Dynamic of Major Players … 38
  • 4.1.2 The Critical Role of Equipment Manufacturing … 39
  • 4.1.3 Learning from the Numbers… 41
  • 4.1.4 Timeline for Deployment… 42
  • 4.2 Lessons from GSM that Don’t Apply to 3G… 43
  • 4.2.1A Harmonized Approach to License Allocation… 43
  • 4.2.2 The Underlying Philosophy of the Markeplace … 44
  • 4.2.3 Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Limitations on Manufacturers… 45
  • 4.3Is 3G Unique? … 46
  • 4.3.1 The Heavy Burden of the 3rd Generation – Consolidation Trends… 46
  • 4.3.2 3G Deployment Costs … 46
  • 5 Conclusion … 48
  • 6 Appendix:… 50
  • TABLES AND FIGURES:
  • TABLE 1.1: REGIONAL DOMINANCE OF CURRENT WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS…8
  • TABLE 2.1: TIMELINE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF GSM …12
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