§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list all the outstanding applications for new telecommunications licences, together with the date of the placing of the application with him.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The "Register of Licence Applications" which is published weekly by OFTEL lists all applications for new telecommunications licences which have been made since the publication of the duopoly review White Paper in March 1991. The register does not list the dates on which the applications were made; these are provided in the table for all applications under consideration appearing on the register as at 14 January 1994.511W
Since publication of the White Paper, 35 licences for new telecommunication systems have been issued.
Name of applicant Date of application National Network Ltd. 30 July 1991 Mercury Personal Communications Ltd. 11 November 1991 Atlantic Telecom 19 November 1991 Millicom Holdings (UK) Ltd. 4 December 1991 Atlantic Telecommunications Ltd. 13 December 1991 Sprint Holding (UK) Ltd. 3 January 1992 Hutchison Microtel Ltd. 5 February 1992 WorldCom International Inc. 11 February 1992 BRT Ltd. 28 February 1992 Taxi Rank Telephones Ltd. 18 March 1992 Atlantic Telecommunications Ltd. 20 March 1992 Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd. 2 April 1992 SAT-COM 29 June 1992 Amera Tela Communications (UK) Ltd. 22 October 1992 East Midlands Telecommunications Ltd. 23 November 1992 ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH 3 December 1992 Telstra (UK) Ltd. 8 January 1993 Transline Europe Ltd. 10 February 1993 Telia International UK Ltd. 8 March 1993 INCOM (UK) Ltd. 25 March 1993 Midlands Cable Communications Ltd. 30 March 1993 AT&T (UK) Ltd. 15 April 1993 NORWEB plc 23 April 1993 Yorkshire Cable Group Ltd. 5 May 1993 Videotron City and Westminster Ltd. 13 May 1993 Securicor Datatrak Ltd. 30 June 1993 Premium Phone Services Ltd. 6 July 1993 Videcom Customer Services Ltd. 26 July 1993 United Artists Communications (North Thames Estuary) Ltd. 27 July 1993 Racal Network Services Ltd. 16 August 1993 INCOM (UK) Ltd. 27 September 1993 Midland Network Services Ltd. 16 November 1993 Services Sound and Vision Corporation 1 December 1993 NEWCO (BT/MCI joint venture) 23 December 1993 BT * Mercury Communications Ltd. * * Applications for licences to provide terrestrial flight telecommunication services dating from before the Duopoly Review. They are being taken forward following allocation of radio spectrum at the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference.