The granting of licences for BWA using the 3.4 – 3.8 GHz band is governed by the ECC Decision on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) (3.4 – 3.8 GHz). In the Netherlands, the 3.5 GHz licence was issued in 2003 to Intel subsidiary Worldmax and a WiMAX network was rolled out in the Amsterdam region. In June 2010 the WiMAX licence was restricted by the Dutch Government for reasons of national security. As a result, a 3.5 GHz licence can no longer be used for a WiMAX network in the Northern part of the Netherlands. The Dutch State has compensated Worldmax in view of the restriction. At the same time the Worldmax licence was extended to BWA (including fixed, nomadic and mobile communications) for the rest of the Netherlands that is in accordance with the liberalisation of licences on an EU level.