Introduction of 3G Mobile services in Mauritius

This Session
Introduction International Mobile Telecommunication – 2000 (IMT-2000) – 3G Spectrum Consideration for IMT-2000 Demand for 3G Services Regulatory Considerations for 3G Proposals of the ICT Authority Conclusion

The full economic and social potential of access to IMT.1457 (radio interfaces for IMT-2000) IMT-2000: a flexible set of standards that allows operators the freedom of radio access methods and core networks.2000 for everybody and everywhere depends largely on the global harmonized allocation allowing economies of scale in product development thus reducing the overall terminal and infrastructure costs .Introduction 1986 – ITU began work on developing FPLMTS 1994 – FPLMTS renamed IMT-2000 2000 – ITU completed recommendation ITU-R M.

TACS.Introduction .8 kbps Data .… (1st generation) Mobile < 300 bps Data PSTN 28.Evolution of Mobile ’80s Initial stage Analog AMPS.

6 k – 64 kbps (packet) 64 kbps .Evolution of Mobile ’80s Initial stage Growing stage ’90s Analog AMPS. PDC. IS-95… (2nd generation) Mobile < 300 bps Data PSTN 28. TACS.8 kbps Data 9.… (1st generation) Digital GSM.Introduction .

6 k – 64 kbps (packet) 64 kbps 64 kbps – 384 kbps 2 Mbps (indoor) ~ 1 Mbps (Flat rate) . TACS.Evolution of Mobile ’80s Initial stage Growing stage ’90s Expansion stage Analog AMPS.… (1st generation) Digital GSM. IS-95… (2nd generation) IMT-2000 (3rd generation) Mobile < 300 bps Data PSTN 28. PDC.Introduction .8 kbps Data 9.

… (1st generation) Digital GSM.Evolution of Mobile ’80s Initial stage Growing stage ’90s Expansion stage 2000s Matured stage Analog AMPS. PDC.Introduction .8 kbps Data 9.Generation Mobile < 300 bps Data PSTN 28. TACS. IS-95… (2nd generation) IMT-2000 (3rd generation) 4th.6 k – 64 kbps (packet) 64 kbps 64 kbps – 384 kbps 2 Mbps (indoor) ~ 1 Mbps (Flat rate) 2 Mbps 20 Mbps (best effort /indoor) ~ 20 Mbps ? .

3G and beyond Services Towards the wireless Information society 1G • Voiced-based • New Services (e.g. data) 2G • Multimedia IP Services.based 3G 4G •Broadband services • Seamless service Provision across Heterogeneous networks • Adaptive QoS schemes • Efficient spectrum Usage • End to end IP • Larger bandwidth and higher flexibility • New business Models • Single Standard (IMT2000) • Digital technology • Single Standard (Europe) New Generations New Paradigms .

International Mobile Telecommunication – 2000 (IMT-2000) – 3G Full name IMT-2000 CDMA Direct Spread UTRA FDD WCDMA UMTS CDMA2000 1x and 3x CDMA2000 1xEV-DO CDMA2000 1xEV-DV UTRA TDD 3.28 Mchip/s Low chip rate (TD-SCDMA) UMTS UWC-136 EDGE Common names IMT-2000 CDMA Multi-Carrier IMT-2000 CDMA TDD (time-code) IMT-2000 TDMA Single-Carrier IMT-2000 FDMA/TDMA (frequency-time) DECT .84 Mchip/s high chip rate UTRA TDD 1.

International Mobile Telecommunication – 2000 (IMT-2000) – 3G .

00 1885.Spectrum Consideration for IMT-2000 ITU Radio Regulations Article RR S5.00 Legend Mobile Fixed Space Research Earth Exploration Satellite Space Operations Meteorological Satellite Satellite (Space to Earth) Satellite (Earth to Space) Satellite (Space to Space) Uplink GSM 1800 Downlink GSM 1800 Uplink IMT-2000 Downlink IMT-2000 .388 allocates the bands 1 885-2 025 MHz and 2 110-2 200 MHz 1785.00 1880.00 1805.

014.000 376.000 26.000 123.000 2.000 109.000 13.000 .000 8.Demand for 3G Services Country Japan Japan Australia Italy UK Sweden Denmark Austria Austria Operator DoCoMo Vodafome KK Hutchison Hutchison Hutchison Hutchison Hutchison Hutchison Mobilkom Number of Subscribers as at January 2004 2.000 321.

D: 384 kbps) 1 (U/D: 128 kbps. D: 2 Mbps) 64 k.Demand for 3G Services 25 23? 20 1 2 3 Multimedia traffic increases 40%/year.4 Subscribers x 1. 10 Mbps downstream services emerges Saturation of 1G/2G services traffic Multimedia: 128 k. D: 10 Mbps) 128 k. x n) 4 (U: 3 (U: 2 (U: 15 Relative traffic value in bits Voice: Multimedia traffic ratio ~ 1:2 (in 2010) 10 5.5 5 1 63% 0 Up Down 1999 Up Down 2010 10% 3 30% 91% 2 28% 1 8% 9% 1G/2G services Voice (U/D: 16k) Others(<64kbps) Up Down 2015 (Extrapolation) Year .

Regulatory Considerations for 3G Spectrum licensing model to be adopted Standardization Issues Licensing Issues Scope of Service The time scale for 3G introduction .

as identified by ITU-R and ITU-T Recommendations. should use those frequencies when IMT-2000 is implemented. for IMT-2000.Proposals of the ICT Authority Spectrum Consideration Considering that: Note 5. .388 of the RR states that. on a worldwide basis. Resolution 212. should use the relevant international technical characteristics. resolves that:Administrations which implement IMT-2000: should make the necessary frequencies available for system development. “The bands 1 885-2 025 MHz and 2 110-2 200 MHz are intended for use.

in order to make available spectrum for IMT-2000 . SM 1047-1. pursuant to ITU-R Rec.Proposals of the ICT Authority part of the IMT-2000 frequency band has been assigned to fixed services in Mauritius . . The Authority proposes to: undertake a spectrum re-farming exercise.

The licence fee payable for the use of spectrum is set out in the same regulation. .Proposals of the ICT Authority Licensing issue Considering that: The Licensing and Fees Regulation of 2003 sets out the scope and licence fees payable for PLMN. amongst other licenced activities. Licences have been defined to be technologyneutral.

consider 3G systems as being an evolution of current mobile networks. apply the spectrum fees as currently obtained under SPL. and thus falling under the scope of the existing PLMN licence.2 of the Licensing and Fees regulation of 2003 for IMT-2000 spectrum usage. .Proposals of the ICT Authority The ICT Authority proposes to: apply the licensing regime currently in force in Mauritius for 3G services.

consider 3G systems as being an evolution of current mobile networks.2 of the Licensing and Fees regulation of 2003 for IMT-2000 spectrum usage . apply the spectrum fees as currently obtained under SPL.388 allocates the bands 1 885-2 025 MHz and 2 110-2 200 MHz Spectrum Consideration: undertake a spectrum re-farming exercise. SM 1047-1. pursuant to ITU-R Rec. and thus falling under the scope of the existing PLMN licence.Conclusion IMT-2000: a flexible set of standards that allows operators the freedom of radio access methods and core networks ITU Radio Regulations Article RR S5. in order to make available spectrum for IMT-2000 Licensing issue: apply the licensing regime currently in force in Mauritius for 3G services.

and comments on the Consultation Document. contributions. Port Louis.icta. at latest by 31st July 2004 . or by email to icta@intnet.mu Views. Jade House.Consultation process highlights Consultation paper on the implementation of 3G Mobile in Mauritius Consultation Document Ref 2004/2 Electronically available @ http://www. Remy Ollier street. to be sent to the Chairman. ICT Authority.mu.

Rémi Ollier street. M K Oolun Director of Engineering & Licensing ICTA – 1st floor.Thank you for your attention Dr. Port Louis Email: oolun@icta. Jade House.mu .