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6 Italian L.J. 249 (2020)
5G Authorization Auctions in the European Union: A Comparison between Italy and France

handle is hein.journals/italj6 and id is 259 raw text is: 5G Authorization Auctions in the European Union:
A Comparison Between Italy and France
Arachamon Pichetworakoon* and Nutcha Sukhawattanakun**
This article focuses on the role and significance of the 5G tendering system in
contemporary comparative law, taking the cases of Italy and France as an illustration.
While the first part of the article explains the concepts and purposes of 5G Technology
in science and comparative methodology, the second part explores and examines the
reasons behind Italy and France's decisions to adopt EU regulations and, hence, to amend
their domestic laws regarding auctions for the Multi-Band Spectrum. The final part of the
article reviews the latest trends in the law relating to 5G project management authorization
from a comparative perspective and offers legal diversity as an approach to mitigating
the problems related to conflicting laws within the European Union.
I. Introduction
Fifth Generation Wireless Networks (5G) are the next generation of mobile
Internet connection, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections for
smartphones and other devices than ever before. The networks will help achieve
significant improvement in Internet of Things technology, providing the
infrastructure needed to carry large amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and
more connected world.
The European Union has strongly supported the deployment and introduction
of 5G networks, notably with regard to the assignment of portions of radio
spectrum, investment incentives and favourable operating framework conditions.
Some countries are more advanced than others. For instance, the Italian regulator,
AGCOM, has already launched public consultation on assignment procedures
and frequency usage rules and has also announced the 5G multi-band spectrum.'
In France, to prepare for the arrival of 5G, the French regulator, Autoritd de
Rdgulation des Communications Alectroniques et des Postes )ARCEP(, has started
work on defining the allocation procedures.
* PhD in Telecommunication Law, Paris-Sud University; Lecturer in Telecommunication
Law and International Law, Prince of Songlda University, Faculty of Law, Hat Yai, Thailand.
** PhD in International Legal Studies, Golden Gate University of San Francisco; Lecturer
in Public International Law, Prince of Songlda University, Faculty of Law, Hat Yai, Thailand.
1 Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) (in English: Authority for
Communications Guarantees).

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