Ipse loses 3G licence

26 Jan 2006

The Italian government is to revoke the 3G licence held by Telefónica subsidiary Ipse. Ipse had until 20 January to broker a sale of its concession and associated 3G spectrum. Communications Minister Mario Landolfi says that the licence may now be re-auctioned, although Ipse does have the right to appeal the government’s decision.

Italy, Ipse 2000