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We study the statistical nature of the multiuser interference (MUI) from pulse-based ultrawideband (UWB) signals with time-hopping (TH) and pulse position modulation (PPM). We determine the domain of validity for the Gaussian assumption for three different conditions: An ideal propagation channel with perfect and imperfect power control, as well as a multipath channel with rdquoperfect averagerdquo power control. Results for imperfect power control suggest that the Gaussian approximation can be used if we consider a large enough number of active users Nu and/or number of pulses per symbol Ns, e.g., for low data rate systems with large number of users. Results for multipath suggest that in dense multipath environment a low number of Nu and/or Ns is enough to reach Gaussianity.