Royalties vs. upfront lump-sum fees in data communication environments

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Mobile communications markets worldwide, today, are saturated, the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in market is declining, mobile revenues are stagnant or falling. MNOs are becoming wireless Internet service providers, and economies of scope are strengthening. This paper challenges existing dominant views on spectrum assignment and license fee payments, estimates spectrum fees that MNOs would have paid under royalties and then compares them with upfront lump-sum fees actually paid by 3G licensees. This paper further proposes that governments need to consider assigning additional spectrum to incumbents as needs arise without using auctions and adopting royalties as a way of collecting spectrum fees should they collect them. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Issue Date
2012-03
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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3G

Citation

TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, v.36, no.2, pp.127 - 139

ISSN
0308-5961
DOI
10.1016/j.telpol.2011.11.017
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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/251046
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