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

Rohit Prasad and Varadharajan Sridhar


The demand for spectrum has never been so acute as today’s communication services extend beyond simple voice to complex data and video, augmented by evolving technologies, such as peer-to-peer sharing, social networking, Big Data, and cloud computing. On the other hand, supply of spectrum, an essential resource for mobile services, is restricted due to competing nature of uses and vested interests of incumbent holders. This book begins by presenting the theoretical framework governing the technology, and economics of spectrum. Examples derived from practices around the world are given to illus ... More

Keywords: flexible spectrum use, telecom regulation, spectrum trading, spectrum sharing, spectrum commons, spectrum valuation, digital dividend, TV white space, net neutrality, Indian spectrum auctions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099789
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rohit Prasad, author
Associate Professor, Economics, MDI, Gurgaon, India

Varadharajan Sridhar, author
Research Fellow, Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore, India