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As the german auction for UMTS is now over, the first analysis is coming in.

In a german article on GNN ( they say that an average monthly bill of 100 DEM (about 50 euro) per user will be needed to get the money for UMTS back in. They link to Clusterconsulting ( who seem to have released that study, i did not find it though. But this would require the service providers to also get royalties from m-commerce and other things.

I have to say that 100 DEM is not too much. This is a per person bill and includes the money they get when a phone is called I would presume. If the number is correct then this is very good news I would say.

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