Tag: auctions
Auctions: what are they good for?
May 25, 2022
by Toby Youell

The usefulness of auctions is a perennial problem in spectrum management. This question emerged in last week's book launch for The Debates Shaping Spectrum Policy, and in a new country profile now available for Spectrum Research Service subscribers. Everyone seems to agree that auctions are good at revealing how much… Read more...

PolicyTracker marks the 20th anniversary of the Cave review of UK spectrum management
May 25, 2022
by Laura Sear

Speaking at an event organised by PolicyTracker, Professor Cave said there were no substantial grounds to abandon the market-based mechanisms that were advocated in his review. Read more...

Pogorel is not surprised Italian telcos are struggling to pay their auction bills
Mar 02, 2022
by Laura Sear

Having agreed to pay a high price for 5G spectrum in 2018, Italian mobile operators now want to delay the final instalment. Read more...

Viewpoint: Regulators must be mindful of the total cost of spectrum ownership
Dec 03, 2021
by PolicyTracker

Regulators need to err on the side of caution when pricing spectrum to avoid the risk of valuable frequencies remaining unused, says Marc Eschenburg, a partner at Aetha Consulting. Read more...

Spectrum valuation and auctions online courses: book now and save
Jul 13, 2021
by PolicyTracker

Don't miss our Valuing the Spectrum online course immediately followed by the Spectrum Auctions Masterclass being held in the third week of October. These two-day courses are essential for anyone involved in buying or selling spectrum licences and there is a discount for booking them together. Valuing the Spectrum is… Read more...

Japan debates auctions again
Apr 15, 2021
by Richard Handford

Spectrum auctions and an independent regulatory authority for the telecoms and media industries are under public discussion again in Japan, following allegations of an excessively cosy relationship between officials at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and executives from telecoms firm NTT and satellite broadcaster Tohokushinsha. Read more...

Romanian regulator postpones 5G auction until 2021 and blames government
Sep 25, 2020
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Eduard Lovin, the deputy head of Romania’s regulator Ancom, has said the agency will postpone the country's much-anticipated 5G spectrum auction until 2021 as the government has not prepared the regulations needed. Read more...

New collection of essays throws light on spectrum management around the world
Jun 10, 2020
by Toby Youell

A new collection of essays brings together a wide range of experiences of spectrum management. Read more...

Bouygues CEO wants French 5G auction to be delayed
Jun 10, 2020
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The chief executive of French mobile operator Bouygues says the auction should be delayed “for a few more months” until late 2020 or early 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Spectrum experts warn against losing sight of competition in step away from auctions
May 28, 2020
by Toby Youell

Spectrum policy experts who spoke at a PolicyTracker webinar cautioned against some innovative aspects of recent spectrum assignments, such as auctions with set-asides for industrial applications and auction-less licence renewals. Read more...