Fifteen countries where renewal of licences has taken place in recent years with varying outcomes have been analysed in this report. From this, five prime countries were nominated for in-depth analysis. The prime countries were selected based on a combination of factors, principally:
• Availability and completeness of trustworthy information;
• Overall relevance (e.g. timescale, frequency bands);
• Geographic distribution;
• Diversity of approach taken by chosen comparators in facilitating licence renewals. In addition to the in-depth analysis of the five prime countries, the report also contains a more concise overview of developments and practices in the remaining ten countries.