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Lessons Learned from the UK 3G Spectrum Auction

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In April of 2000, the Radiocommunications Agency of the United Kingdom completed its first spectrum auction, raising £22.5 billion for five third-generation (3G) mobile wireless licenses. This paper assesses how well the UK 3G spectrum auction did in achieving the Government's objectives.

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Paper provided by University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton in its series Papers of Peter Cramton with number 01nao.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 2001
Date of revision: 03 Jan 2002
Publication status: Published in U.K. National Audit Office Report, The Auction of Radio Spectrum for the Third Generation of Mobile Telephones, Appendix 3, October 2001
Handle: RePEc:pcc:pccumd:01nao

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Keywords: Auctions; Spectrum Auctions; Multiple Item Auctions;

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