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Spectrum Crunch vs. Spectrum Sharing:Exploring the 'Authorised Shared Access' Model

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  • Antonio NICITA

    ("Sapienza" University of Rome, Dpt of Economics & Law, Italy)

  • Maria Alessandra ROSSI

    (Siena University, Dpt of Political Economy and Statistics, Italy)

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of a recently proposed spectrum sharing model – 'Authorized Shared Access' or 'Licensed Shared Access' (ASA/LSA) – and compares it to other sharing models in order to outline its distinctive features and fields of application. The main feature of this new concept is to allow sharing among a limited number of licensees with guaranteed, but shared, spectrum usage rights so as to achieve a comparable quality of transmission as in the case of exclusive individual usage rights to all sharing parties. For this reason, the ASA model is able to support both large-scale and small-scale investments in spectrum-hungry technologies. We conclude that LSA/ASA is a promising new model that, absent 'one-size-fits-all' spectrum management solutions, may provide a valuable tool, complementary to other existing and developing tools, to face the spectrum crunch challenge and to meet the Digital Agenda purposes.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs9001
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    Keywords

    Spectrum Management; Authorized Shared Access; Spectrum Trading and Leasing; Collective Use; Hybrid Collective Use.;

    JEL classification:

    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications

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