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This is a way of counting the number of operators in countries where regional licensing applies. If a country has 10 regions, each with three operators, the number of mobile equivalent operators for that country is three.

In countries where there are different numbers of operators in different regions, the largest number of operators in the same market is used to determine the national equivalent.

Source Publication:
Cellular Mobile Pricing Structures and Trends, Working Party on Telecommunication and Information Services Policies – November 1999, page 9, Select Glossary of Mobile Terms.


Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003