More about "Italy"
Country Research Notes now feature population density maps

Our country Research Notes have been updated for 2019 and now include population density maps. Population density is a crucial factor for most wireless services: it determines how many people can receive them and so the economic viability of a product or the cost of reaching most of the population. The population… Read more...

Can regulators be as irrational as the rest of us?
Nov 26, 2018
by Richard Handford

Behavioural economics argues that consumers often reach illogical decisions, rather than always acting in their own interests. They are not the only ones. Perhaps regulators can be guilty of this as well. A paper by James Cooper of George Mason University School of Law and William Kovacic from the George… Read more...

Spectrum Research Service: L-Band is getting wider

Continuing our analysis of current mobile bands in the Spectrum Research Service, we look at the gradual progress towards extending L-Band.  Read more...

Italy’s 5G auction is over, but will the €6.5bn spectrum investment ever pay off?
Oct 03, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Italy's auction for 5G spectrum has exceeded everyone's expectations, netting over €6.5 billion after 14 days of intense bidding. The amount raised is more than double the country’s initial target, surpasses the €3.9 billion raised in the 4G multi-band auction held in 2011 and could be compared to 3G auctions in the… Read more...

Research update: The spectrum market in Europe’s four biggest economies

Although 26 GHz is a long term prospect for the development of new mobile services in Europe, the region’s immediate hopes are pinned on two bands: 700 MHz and 3.5 GHz. Read more...