Instant graphic comparison of countries, bands and pricing

The second phase of the Data Explorer has now been launched and provides speedy benchmarks for key spectrum policy metrics.

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Which band costs more: 1800 MHz or 2.1 GHz? With the Data Explorer, the answers to this and many other questions are at your fingertips.

If you had bet on 2.1 GHz busting the balance sheets, you were right in one sense. The 3G auctions in 2000 lead the field:

1800 MHz and 2.1 GHz awards since 1999

But what if we start in 2010? A few clicks and 1800 MHz emerges as more likely to give the CFO palpitations:

1800 MHz and 2.1 GHz awards since 2010

There are many more datasets which can be directly compared, including low, mid and high band spectrum assigned, satellite market activity, broadband penetration, economic indicators and the rural/urban population split. The full details are here, and this page explains which questions the Data Explorer can help us answer.

The spectrum data comes from the PolicyTracker Spectrum Database and the other figures are from recognised sources.

The Data Explorer is part of the PolicyTracker Spectrum Research Service. The first phase of the Data Explorer provided a graphic representation of available data in individual countries.

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