The PolicyTracker Spectrum Research Service

A global research programme specifically designed for spectrum professionals

| Catherine Viola

PolicyTracker’s Spectrum Research Service is a leading source of data and market intelligence on spectrum management and licensing, which leverages PolicyTracker’s unparalleled experience in spectrum policy and our enduring engagement with industry stakeholders around the world.

A 360-degree view of mobile spectrum licensing and policy-making worldwide

Bringing together comprehensive mobile licensing and pricing data, auction tracking, and analysis from our spectrum experts, the Spectrum Research Service is the perfect complement to PolicyTracker’s renowned spectrum management newsletter.


  • Analyse mobile licence awards and pricing in 120+ countries using our comprehensive spectrum licensing database
  • Identify trends in spectrum licensing, find unassigned spectrum, calculate operators’ spectrum holdings, and benchmark spectrum prices
  • Explore detailed analysis of the frequency bands that are being used or proposed for mobile services, plus other bands being considered for 5G/6G in the future
  • Compare the spectrum policy positions of key industry stakeholders, including major mobile network operators, satellite players, and technology vendors
  • Benchmark key issues such as band deployment and private networks
  • Stay informed about upcoming spectrum auctions via a searchable database of auction announcements, and receive email alerts about the latest developments
  • Track the key trends and hot topics in spectrum management through our regular commentary and analysis
  • Dossiers which provide a regularly updated overview of the major policy topics like 6G and spectrum refarming
  • A subscription includes access for your whole organisation

Key features

Spectrum licensing database

  • 120+ major economies covered
  • Details of 4000+ licences and 800+ operators
  • $/MHz/pop data for 400+ licences
  • Licence terms and expiry dates
  • All major mobile and wireless broadband bands included from 450 MHz to 3.3-3.8 GHz, plus the mmWaves
  • Delivered online and in Google sheets and Excel formats

Research and analysis

policytracker spectrum research service
  • Detailed commentary on all current and planned mobile bands, plus analysis of the candidate bands for 5G/6G
  • Summary of the spectrum holdings and strategies for leading mobile operators
  • Spectrum policy positioning for major technology vendors and satellite players
  • Country profiles detailing spectrum usage and policy in the world’s largest economies
  • Tracking of hot-button issues like 6G and in our policy dossiers
  • Benchmarking of international licensing approaches to 5G-suitable spectrum for public and private networks
  • Regular research notes providing timely analysis of the latest trends and hot topics
PolicyTracker spectrum auctions tracker

Auctions tracker

  • Online database of 100+ auctions worldwide, searchable by world region, country, or frequency band
  • Covers all the major mobile bands: 450 MHz to 3.3-3.8 GHz, plus 26-40 GHz
  • Email alerts so you never miss an auction announcement

Who should subscribe?

  • Spectrum regulators and policy-makers
  • Government departments
  • Mobile network operators
  • Technology vendors
  • Satellite operators 
  • 5G vertical industry players
  • Investors

Find out more

For further information about the PolicyTracker Spectrum Research Service, please download the product brochure or e-mail Martin Sims martin [@] or phone +44(0)20 7100 2875 to request a free trial.

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