Request for Declarations of Interest regarding the Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) - consultation launched on 15.4.1999

/ Updated on 20.06.2007

The present consultation aims to obtain declarations of interest from existing companies, in regards to the provision of services and/or constitution of networks within the Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems - UMTS.

The consultation also aims to identify the number and profile of operators/service providers interested in establishing networks and/or provide services based upon UMTS, in its terrestrial component, as well as discover the interest and needs which form the basis for defining eventual access and licensing conditions, including the evaluation of the spectrum required for these purposes.

UMTS is a third generation mobile and wireless communications system which combines the utilisation of terrestrial and satellite components and is capable of providing innovative multimedia services compared to second generation systems such as GSM.

This service will operate in the frequencies 1920-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz for operation in FFD mode (Frequency Division Duplex) and in the frequencies 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz, for operation in TDD (Time Division Duplex).

The licenses to be attributed in this context should have specific objectives such as: the development of the information society in terms of service provision; the promotion of competition in terms of price, new services and the quality of services provided; the development of sustained economic activity with appropriate levels of quality; and the promotion of access to services provided as a means to reduce the phenomena of info-exclusion.

Additional information on this subject can be obtained in the Consultation Document available on any working day, from 09.00 to 16.00 in the Public Attendance office of ICP, in the Avenida José Malhoa, nr. 12 in Lisbon.

Comments or questions on this matter should be sent to ICP at the address


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