After months of delay, it seems that industry defines the necessary conditions to participate in the competition for the allocation of the frequency spectrum, the raw material of the mobile operators that will serve to improve the 3G mobile internet services.
In a first competition they will come three new blocks of 5 megahertz each in the 900 band megahertz, of which one of them can be used in 2011 and the remainder in 2015. Movistar and Vodafone will have banned participate in principle for Orange and Telstra bid on the 5 Mhz that will be available in 2011 While that same year, Movistar and Vodafone will be recertified their current frequencies in the 900 band so they can begin to use them for 3 G services.
(From the analog blackout) 800 megahertz band will leave other three 5 megahertz blocks each, why the talented all operators although its use will be available from 2015.
Given this situation, it is likely that the big three (Movistar, Vodafone and Orange) were achieving total 10 Mhz at 900 and another 10 in 800 Mhz each while the 5 remaining in the band of 900 Mhz would fall into the hands of Yoigo but could only use them after 2015 so I would play at a disadvantage compared to the rest and was forced to have to rent networks of its competitors.
It is likely that this hypothetical situation ends by become a reality so that TeliaSonera could complain to Brussels and the process would continue to expand.
If they have already vetoed to Movistar and Vodafone so they do not compete with Telstra, would you not easier that they give Telstra the 5 Mhz of 2011 and the rest of frequencies out to competition? The result would be practically the same but so Telstra would not be inferior conditions and Orange would not get one advantage that does not need since their spectrum in the 900 Mhz band will be reclassified so that you begin to use it in 2011.