ISBN 9780198099789,The Dynamics of Spectrum Management : Legacy, Technology and Economics

The Dynamics of Spectrum Management : Legacy, Technology and Economics



Oxford University Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780198099789

ISBN-10 0198099789


Number of Pages 392 Pages
Language (English)


Evolving technologies such as social networking, peer-to-peer sharing, 4G and 5G networks, cloud computing and big data play a crucial role in expanding the horizon of communication services beyond simple voice, to complex data and video. Radio frequency spectrum has emerged as one of the most contested public goods in recent years. With acute demand and restricted supply, spectrum management and the competitive allocation of related property rights are now much-contested and important areas of debate.
Even as spectrum management regimes are moving from command and control to flexible use, new technological developments are suggesting that there are significant opportunities in managing large swathes of spectrum as a common property resource, in addition to flexible use. However, political legacies and market realities in different regimes pose unique challenges for spectrum managers who must negotiate a tricky path to the land promised by technological possibility. With case studies from early adopters of mobile technology and an in-depth exploration of the Indian case, The Dynamics of Spectrum Management presents a pragmatic and modern approach for transitioning to new frameworks.
About the Author
Rohit Prasad is Associate Professor of Economics at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India. V. Sridhar is Professor, Centre for IT and Public Policy, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India.