The Dutch Dcs-1800 Auction
CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 1999-77
Posted: 17 Jan 2000
Date Written: 1999
In February 1998 the Dutch government auctioned licences to operate mobile telecommunications networks according to the DCS-1800 technology. Two "national" licences and sixteen "regional" ones were auctioned by using a variant of the simultaneous, multiple round auction that was proposed by US-economists and that had been tested in the U.S. This paper describes how the decision to auction came about, it details the auction rules, and it analyzes the resulting outcomes.
JEL Classification: C72, D44, L96
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