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THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION MOBILE TELEPHONY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1857: tabled on 06 November 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that telecommunication and mobile companies are in global retreat because there is an intractable problem in the wireless industry, which has some potentially disastrous implications for both the public and private sectors; further notes that carriers have paid uneconomic sums for 3G licences and are staggering under the debt burden which has been compounded by the unexpectedly expensive rollout costs and the development of wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, which has already leapfrogged 3G's capability in many applications; and calls on the Government to roll 3G licences into 4G licences using the same bandwidth as this will enable carriers to offer a more attractive broadband platform, ensure it receives the unpaid 50 per cent. of the 3G licences, give the UK a global competitive edge and end the current 2G versus 3G stalemate.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.