On the Radio Spectrum Value for Telecommunication Market Participants

  • Tatiana Corejova
  • Mario Al Kassiri
  • Marek Valica
  • Ivana Andrisková
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

Increasing demand for telecommunication services and increased competition for scarce spectrum has led to the introduction of spectrum pricing. Spectrum pricing is the term given to funding and licensing mechanisms that bring economic factors into spectrum management. Spectrum is one of the factors of production, and there is significant need to be able to assess spectrum value properly. It is a scarce but renewable public resource. The current assignment and allocation of spectrum is unlikely to be at market equilibrium, for the simple reason that economic factors have only had a very indirect impact (if any) on past allocation and assignment decisions. The aim of this paper is to discuss the access to the radio spectrum from the point of view of operators, regulator, and customers as well as the possibility of excludability and rivalry.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This contribution was undertaken, as parts of the research project No VEGA 1/0515/15 Endogenous factors of the IPR intensive industries in the regional enterprise environment in Slovak Republic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana Corejova
    • 1
  • Mario Al Kassiri
    • 1
  • Marek Valica
    • 2
  • Ivana Andrisková
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of CommunicationsZilinaSlovak Republic
  2. 2.University of ZilinaZilinaSlovak Republic

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