There is a growing acknowledgement that traditional spectrum policy of direct and specific allocation may not be not the right way to deal with inevitable increased demand. Various solutions range from sharing spectrum bands to developing secondary markets and providing incentives to non-market users for better usage of this scarce resource. Regulators and policy makers face the challenge of balancing innovation and investment with regulation.
The South African government is poised to liberalise radio frequency spectrum by allowing the free trading of spectrum assignments, subject to regulatory conditions, reports TechCentral.
- Tuesday, 25 September 2018