This page has been designed to provide some
background information on the issue of spectrum rights.
This list of resources is not
exhaustive. If you would like additional related resources
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An independent Review
of Radio Spectrum Management was conducted by Prof. Martin Cave
for the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry and
The FCC's Spectrum Policy Task
Force website provides regular reports and updates regarding the
commission's progress in implementing spectrum policy reform and
In Jan 2002, the MPHPT of Japan convened a "Study Group on
Policies Concerning the Effective Radio Spectrum Use". Their
first report can be found here
(Japanese only) together with an abstract incorporating its findings
Facilitating Spectrum Management Reform via Callable/Interruptible
Spectrum, Mark M. Bykowsky and Michael J. Marcus , FCC, Sept. 2002.
Wireless Craze, The Unlimited Bandwidth Myth, The Spectrum Auction
Faux Pas, and the Punchline to Ronald Coase's Big Joke: An Essay
on Airwave Allocation Policy , Thomas W. Hazlett, Joint Centre,
Management: Property Rights, Markets, and the Commons , Gerald
R. Faulhaber and David Farber, University of Pennsylvania
Trading in Germany, Austria and the UK: The influence of
regulatory regimes and evaluation of criteria on competition in
the European Mobile Telecommunication Sector , Ewald
Lichtenberger, August 2003.
Guatemala Can Teach the FCC,
Prof. Giancarlo Ibarguen,
Francisco Marroquin University, Dec 2002.
Economics of Frequency Trading,
Dr. Ulrich Stumpf and Dr.
Lorenz Nett ,
wik-Consult, Feb 2003.
Trading: increasing the efficiency of spectrum usage, Marloes
van Caspel, Analysys.
Wireless: Everything you need to know about the Wi-Fi revolution,
Wired Magazine Special Report, May 2003.
the Spectrum - Implications for Technology,
V.A. Jervis, Aegis Systems Limited, June 1999.
and Unshackled: A Joint OSP-OET White Paper on Unlicensed Devices
and Their Regulatory Issues ,
Kenneth R. Carter, Ahmed Lahjouji, Neal McNeil, FCC, May 2003.
Internet Access: 3G vs. Wi-Fi? ,
William Lehr and Lee McKnight, Aug 2002.