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Is allowing trading enough? Making secondary markets in spectrum work


  • Crocioni, Pietro


The debate on spectrum reforms has mostly focused on the choice between a property rights and a commons regime. This article argues that moving to a property right system requires careful attention to details in order to avoid that "micro" rather than "macro" factors may prevent efficient trades from taking place. It provides a framework to conduct this assessment, identifies a number of possible concerns and puts forward some solutions.

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  • Crocioni, Pietro, 2009. "Is allowing trading enough? Making secondary markets in spectrum work," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(8), pages 451-468, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:33:y:2009:i:8:p:451-468

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    2. Basaure, Arturo & Casey, Thomas R. & Hämmäinen, Heikki, 2012. "Different regulation paths towards cognitive radio technologies: Cases of Finland and Chile," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60373, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    3. Grønnevet, Gorm A. & Hansen, Bjørn & Reme, Bjørn-Atle, 2016. "Spectrum policy and competition in mobile data," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 34-41.
    4. Chou, Yuntsai, 2014. "A compensation model developed to liberalize spectrum in the G4 era," 20th ITS Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro 2014: The Net and the Internet - Emerging Markets and Policies 106897, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    5. Antonio NICITA & Maria Alessandra ROSSI, 2013. "Spectrum Crunch vs. Spectrum Sharing:Exploring the 'Authorised Shared Access' Model," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(90), pages 17-40, 2nd quart.
    6. Sridhar, Varadharajan & Casey, Thomas & Hämmäinen, Heikki, 2013. "Flexible spectrum management for mobile broadband services: How does it vary across advanced and emerging markets?," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 178-191.
    7. Chou, Yuntsai & Hu, Weimin & Lien, Hsienming, 2015. "A compensation model developed to increase spectrum usage efficiency in the 4G era," 2015 Regional ITS Conference, Los Angeles 2015 146334, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).


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