Essentials of Modern Spectrum Management by Martin Cave, Chris Doyle, William Webb | | 9780521208499 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Essentials of Modern Spectrum Management

Essentials of Modern Spectrum Management

by Martin Cave, Chris Doyle, William Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521208491

ISBN-13: 9780521208499

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Are you fully up to speed on today's modern spectrum management tools? As regulators move away from traditional spectrum management methods, introduce spectrum trading and consider opening up more spectrum to commons, do you understand the implications of these developments for your own networks?

This is the first book to describe and evaluate modern spectrum

Overview

Are you fully up to speed on today's modern spectrum management tools? As regulators move away from traditional spectrum management methods, introduce spectrum trading and consider opening up more spectrum to commons, do you understand the implications of these developments for your own networks?

This is the first book to describe and evaluate modern spectrum management tools. Expert authors offer you unique insights into the technical, economic and management issues involved. Auctions, administrative pricing, trading, property rights and spectrum commons are all explained. A series of real-world case studies from around the world is used to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches adopted by different regulators, and valuable lessons are drawn from these.

This concise and authoritative resource is a must-have for telecom regulators, network planners, designers and technical managers at mobile and fixed operators and broadcasters, and academics involved in the technology and economics of radio spectrum.

About the Author:
Martin Cave is Professor and Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation at Warwick Business School. He is the author of the Cave Review commissioned by the Chancellor into spectrum management in the UK

About the Author:
Chris Doyle is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Management under Regulation at Warwick Business School

About the Author:
William Webb is Head of Research and Development and Senior Technologist at Ofcom, a Visiting Professor at Surrey University and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521208499
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Cambridge Wireless Essentials Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     xi
Emerging problems with the current spectrum management approach     1
Current spectrum management methods and their shortcomings     3
Why spectrum needs to be managed     3
The current management mechanisms     4
Shortcomings of the current system     6
Alternative management approaches     8
How this book addresses the new approaches     9
Reference     9
How changing technology is impacting spectrum management     11
Technology used to lend itself to discrete allocations     11
Multi-modal radios     12
Cognitive and software defined radios     13
Ultra-wideband     20
Summary     23
Alternative ways of dividing spectrum     25
Spectrum has been divided by frequency     25
UWB raises the possibility of division by power     26
Other divisions are also possible     33
Summary: in practice, changes to spectrum division would be minor     34
Markets     35
Market solutions     37
Introduction     37
Market methods     38
Market failures     40
Conclusion     41
Auctions     43
Introduction     43
Auctions versus administrative methods of assignment     46
Theory of auctions     49
Auction formats     51
Auction logistics     76
Conclusion     81
References     82
Spectrum trading: secondary markets     85
Introduction     85
Radio spectrum and market forces     87
Spectrum trading, markets and efficiency     88
Objections to spectrum trading     92
The implementation of spectrum trading in the UK     94
Trading in other countries     97
Conclusion     103
References     104
Technical issues with property rights     105
Introduction     105
Key elements of property rights     106
The problem of deployment density     110
Calculating noise floor levels     112
Making a property rights system work in practice     112
UWB and property rights     115
Managing interference     116
A detailed look at the definition of property rights     117
Summary     121
References      122
Economic issues with property rights     123
Creating property rights: economic aspects     123
Principles for the allocation of property rights     124
Underlays and overlays     128
Defining property rights for spectrum: commercial and economic issues     131
Conclusion     136
References     137
Competition issues relating to spectrum     139
Introduction     139
Competition issues in a command-and-control regime     141
Competition issues under a market regime for spectrum management     143
Spectrum caps     147
Conclusions     148
Band management     151
Introduction     151
Types of band manager     152
Fundamentals of band management     154
The business case for band management     157
Summary and conclusions     163
Reference     164
Regulation     165
Incentive based spectrum prices: theory     167
Introduction     167
Economic efficiency and radio spectrum     169
Productive efficiency and radio spectrum     171
Pricing radio spectrum to achieve economic efficiency      174
The Smith-NERA method of calculating spectrum prices     175
Setting spectrum prices to achieve efficiency using the Smith-NERA method     178
The interaction between spectrum pricing and spectrum trading     181
Conclusion     184
References     185
Incentive based spectrum pricing: practicalities     187
Introduction     187
Applying administrative incentive prices: some issues     188
Calculating AIP in practice: case study of fixed links in the UK     193
Incentive based spectrum charges in other countries     199
Conclusion     200
References     202
How the commons works     203
Introduction     203
The economics of the commons     204
The likelihood of congestion in radio spectrum     209
Quasi-commons: UWB and cognitive radio     220
Summary     220
References     221
Commons or non-commons?     223
Introduction     223
The use of market mechanisms to determine the amount of spectrum commons     223
The "total spectrum needed" approach     224
The "band-by-band" approach     225
Summary     229
Is public sector spectrum management different?     231
Introduction     231
Is public sector spectrum special?     232
Intermediate steps to encourage efficiency in public sector spectrum use     234
Public sector incentive problems     237
Conclusions     238
References     238
Are developing countries different?     239
Introduction     239
Consequences for spectrum management     239
Conclusion     242
References     242
Conclusions     245
Conclusions     247
A reminder of the problem     247
Key conclusions     247
In summary     252
Further reading     253
Abbreviations     257
Author biographies     259
Subject index     263

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >