Spectrum auctions
Apr 19, 2011 by Martin Sims

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TagsBlog, Broadcasting, Digital dividend, Mobile

It is a perpetually fascinating subject: what spectrum should be released; when and how?

It’s front of mind here at PolicyTracker for two reasons: not
only has upcoming spectrum release been dominating the policy agenda,
it is also the subject of our next training course, the Spectrum
Auctions Masterclass
, on 10-14 January 2011.

In most countries
the biggest opportunity for decades is just around the corner: a
chance to buy prime UHF spectrum
vacated by the switch to digital TV.
Add to this the upcoming sales of 2.6GHz and the need to refarm the
GSM bands
and you have a policy conundrum with no simple or universal
answers.

The Spectrum Auctions Masterclass offers hands-on experience of
designing and conducting different types of auctions using the latest
web-based software under the guidance of a former FCC auctioneer.
Leading academics will also analyse the economics of auctions and the
best approaches to spectrum valuation.

To see the full agenda please download our brochure or to find out
more please feel free to contact us.

As ever, there are plenty of articles about spectrum auctions in
this month’s PolicyTracker: please take a trial of the only newsletter devoted to spectrum management by clicking on the
links below or downloading the PDF of our printed edition.

regards

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Martin Sims, Managing Editor, PolicyTracker

PS: don’t miss our special report on M2M Communications: does the internet of things need its own dedicated bands?

What’s new this month?

GSM refarming

Danish refarming and auctions create level playing field

by
Michael Newlands

 


African operators launch pioneering UMTS900 services

by
Michael Newlands

World’s first LTE 1800 network launched in Poland

by
Michael Newlands

French UMTS 1800 pilot has implications for UK operators

by
Michael Newlands


Digital dividend

Operators watch and wait as Ofcom juggles hot potato

by
Michael Newlands


PMSE industry protests over compensation package

by
Michael Newlands

 


Portugal and Italy move towards switch-off

by
Jonathan Watson


More spectrum not necessarily the answer for mobile operators

by
Michael Newlands


Spectrum auctions

Singapore’s second 3G auction planned for November 15

by
Michael Newlands

Thai 3G auction poised to go ahead on September 20

by
Michael Newlands

Unbowed Mexican regulator allows auction results to stand

by
Michael Newlands

US lawmakers introduce proposal for spectrum incentive auctions

by
Dugie Standeford

M2M communications special report

Smart metering and smart grids dominate M2M space

by
Michael Newlands

Does M2M need its own spectrum?

by
Michael Newlands

Battle to provide communications network for UK smart grid

by
Michael Newlands

Other articles

Operators have high hopes for new mobile TV standard

by
Michael Newlands

Brazil plans LTE rollout in time for 2014 World Cup

by
Michael Newlands

Ofcom tests Olympic spectrum requirements

by
Dugie Standeford


Countries debate radiocommunication and policy matters before ITU conference

by
Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent

Broadcasters want more certainty for electronic newsgathering operations

by
Scott Billquist, Geneva correspondent