Are you fully up-to-speed on today's modern spectrum management tools? As regulators move away from traditional spectrum management methods, introduce spectrum trading and consider opening up more spectrum to commons, do you understand the implications of these developments for your own networks? This 2007 book was the first to describe and evaluate modern spectrum management tools. Expert authors offer insights into the technical, economic and management issues involved. Auctions, administrative pricing, trading, property rights and spectrum commons are all explained. A series of real-world case studies from around the world is used to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches adopted by different regulators, and valuable lessons are drawn from these. This concise and authoritative resource is a must-have for telecom regulators, network planners, designers and technical managers at mobile and fixed operators and broadcasters, and academics involved in the technology and economics of radio spectrum.
• Was the first book to describe and evaluate the new methods of spectrum management; covers auctions, administrative pricing, trading property rights and spectrum commons • Contains international case studies and practical advice • Written by leading spectrum management authorities
Acknowledgements; Part I. Emerging Problems with the Current Spectrum Management Approach: 1. Current spectrum management methods and their shortcomings; 2. How changing technology is impacting spectrum management; 3. Alternative ways of dividing spectrum; Part II. Markets: 4. Market solutions; 5. Auctions; 6. Spectrum trading - secondary markets; 7. Technical issues with property rights; 8. Economic issues with property rights; 9. Competition issues relating to spectrum; 10. Band management; Part III. Regulation: 11. Incentive based spectrum prices - theory; 12. Incentive based spectrum pricing - practicalities; 13. How the commons works; 14. Commons or non-commons; 15. Is the public sector spectrum management different?; 16. Are developing countries different?; Part IV. Conclusions: 17. Conclusions; Further reading; Index; List of abbreviations; Author biographies.