Spectrum Property Rights Versus a Commons Model: Exploitation of Mesh Networks
AbstractThis paper combines models and ideas from radio-engineering literature and economics to address the need for regulation of spectrum allocation in a commons scenario. It discusses under what conditions a laissez-faire policy towards spectrum usage would engender the inefficiencies of a spectrum com- mons allocation regime; to overcome such potential inefficiency, centralised allocation or a formal market for spectrum (with well-defined property rights) is required.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics, University of Surrey in its series School of Economics Discussion Papers with number 0607.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
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mesh networks; spectrum allocation; spectrum commons model;
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