With this definitive guide to radio spectrum management, you will learn from leading practitioners how spectrum can be managed effectively and made available both now and in the future. All aspects of spectrum management are covered in depth, from the fundamentals of radio spectrum and technical and economic basics, to detail on methods such as auctions, trading, and pricing, and emerging approaches including shared and dynamic spectrum access and new ways of licensing. With the help of real-world case studies, you will learn how this knowledge comes together in practice, as the authors illustrate the role of spectrum in the wider economy and offer valuable insights into key future trends. Authoritative and up to date, and bringing together the key technical, economic, and policy issues into one definitive resource, this is the essential guide for anyone working or studying in areas related to radio spectrum management.
Martin Cave is a regulatory economist who has worked extensively on telecommunications and spectrum issues. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College Business School and an Inquiry Chair at the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Previously he was a professor at Warwick Business School, BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of Spectrum Advisory Board of the UK regulator Ofcom. Professor William Webb was instrumental in designing Weightless, a new global standard for wireless M2M communications, is CEO of the Weightless SIG, and has seventeen patents pending or granted for the technology. He was a co-founder and CTO of Neul, a Cambridge start-up established to commercialise Weightless technology, was President of the IET during 2015, was a member of Ofcom's Spectrum Advisory Board (OSAB), and is on the Board of TPRC. In 2005, he became one of the youngest ever Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a fellow of the IEEE.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Overview; 2. Technical basics; 3. Economic basics; Part II. Markets: 4. Auctions; 5. Trading; 6. Pricing; Part III. Sharing: 7. Sharing modes and the commons; 8. Dynamic spectrum access; Part IV. Topics: 9. The UHF band; 10. Public sector; 11. Economic value of spectrum; 12. The future.