Public Policy Position on License Renewal

The cost of renewal of spectrum usage rights should be based on principles of achieving the most economically efficient outcome, rather than short term revenue maximization for governments. The greatest value to society stemming from the use of mobile bands is generated by the significant contributions to increased social welfare and economic growth contributions that the mobile industry delivers. The mobile operators transferring money to governments in renewal fees instead of investing in mobile networks and service developments is at the risk of reducing the overall contribution mobile operators make to society’s social welfare and economic growth.