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ComReg receives expression of interest for last remaining 3G licence

June 17, 2005

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DUBLIN -- The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has received aformal expression of interest for the last remaining 3G licence.In 2001/2002 a competition was held for the awarding of 3G licences. Thecompetition invited applications for 4 different licences, one so-called ‘A’licence and three ‘B’ licences. The outcome was that Hutchison 3G Irelandwas awarded the ‘A’ licence and O2 and Vodafone were each awarded a ‘B’licence. There were no applicants for the remaining ‘B’ licence at that time.In accordance with the EU Authorisation Directive requirements of opennessand transparency, ComReg is inviting further expressions of interest inacquiring the 3rd ‘B’ licence.

Interested parties are requested to submit an expression of interest in writing toComReg by July 7, 2005. Those who express an interest will then be invitedto purchase the tender documentation and submit applications for the licence.In the event that two or more applications are received, ComReg will thenconduct a comparative evaluation in accordance with the procedures laid out inthe tender documentation as for the original competition which took place in2001/2002.

Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

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