Can spectrum pricing and trading co-exist?

There have been moves towards greater reliance on market mechanisms for spectrum management – auctions, trading, private band management and leasing – in North America, the EU and a number of other countries. Alongside these developments, regulators have applied administratively determined spectrum prices with the aims of recovering administrative costs and promoting spectrum efficiency through[…]

Nomadicity and the evolution of applications, networks and policy

This paper, published in the Telecommunications Journal of Australia, considers the rise of mobile connectivity and mobile applications, and the benefits that users derive from using mobile services. A number of behavioural observations point to a preference and willingness to pay for communications technologies that support mobile and nomadic use. This paper considers these observations[…]