How Free is the Radio Spectrum?
Journal article, 2006
New technologies provide new opportunities for radio spectrum allocation and frequency use. This article seeks to summarize papers that form a special issue on spectrum management, and to provide also some outlooks toward policy. This editorial gives an introduction to the selection of papers included in this special issue. The editorial lays out the basic questions guiding the debate about spectrum management and explains the contribution of the various papers to this debate. The editorial points out the high social, political and economic importance of spectrum management, and the need for a critical discussion of regulatory approaches is emphasised. The editorial summarizes papers for a special issue on spectrum management and will be of value to academics, business and policy makers. © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited