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Under the "Shaping Tomorrow's Networks Initiative" and in line with the stated objectives of the WSIS Tunis Agenda for the Information Society (November 2005), that “… ITU and other regional organisations should take steps to ensure rational, efficient and economic use of, and equitable access to, the radio-frequency spectrum by all countries ….”, ITU (Strategy and Policy Unit and Radiocommunication Sector) and the Ugo Bordoni Foundation jointly organized a workshop to identify global trends and good practice in radio spectrum management.

Workshop Information

The Workshop on "Market Mechanisms for Spectrum Management" was held from 22 to 23 January 2007 at ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

It examined, inter alia, the use of market mechanisms for both primary allocation of spectrum (e.g., auctions) and for secondary trading. It looked at recent trends in ITU Member States, the increasing demand for spectrum and examined future challenges in developing policies for access to radio spectrum.

Please note that the workshop was conducted in English only.  

 Invitation Letter

  Workshop Programme

  Link to Workshop Webcast Archives

Speaker's Biographies

Speaker's Presentations

Background Papers and Voluntary Contributions

  Call for Papers  (Closed)

  Practical Information for Participants (PDF)

 List of Participants

Summary Report is available here

  The Workshop was held in the same week as the Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG) of the Radiocommunication Bureau. More information about RAG can be found here.


How to contact us
For more information on the workshop and related activities please contact
Ms. Cristina Bueti
or Mr. Marco Obiso at

Spectrum Management Background  Resources

This website aims to provide a number of background resources on regional and national initiatives as well as some background information on spectrum management policy and regulation in general.


   Background Resources Website


Input to the Workshop

 Thematic/Background Papers 
A number of discussion papers were prepared for the meeting. The purpose of these papers was to, in a structured way, bring forward some of the most important issues related to spectrum trading and to provide speakers and participants with background material on the topics covered during the meeting.

The Workshop Concept Document provides additional details on the objectives of the workshop.

  Workshop Flyer

ITU Press Release


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