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Spectrum Wars

The Policy and Technology Debate

Spectrum Wars by Jennifer Manner
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Staking a claim of the radiocommunications spectrum will be key, as more and more telecommunications companies turn to wireless services to sustain profitability, and in some cases even maintain viability. They are preparing to fight hard for their share of the limited resource that is the radiocommunications spectrum. To ensure your company wins the battle for spectrum, this book maps out the strategies required for structuring entry and operations in the spectrum. Learn how to master the lobbying, technical, regulatory, legal, and political tools needed for success.

  • Thoroughly understand the radiocommunications spectrum resource, how it is allocated, and the regulatory regime governing it
  • Formulate efficient, cost-effective plans for obtaining access and approval to operate in frequency
  • Master the lobbying, technical, regulatory, legal, and political skills needed for success
  • Comprehend the growing variety of difficult policy challenges in the spectrum arena, including the use of secondary spectrum markets
  • Gain valuable insight into how telecom’s financial meltdown is impacting the battle for spectrum

Radiocommunications spectrum is a limited resource and there will always be a struggle over how it is allocated and utilized. Spectrum Wars: The Policy and Technology Debate is insurance, helping you and your company succeed in this struggle.

Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction. An Overview. Spectrum Primer. Radio Communications Spectrum and Telecommunications Players. The Regulatory Regime Governing Spectrum. Domestic Regulation of Spectrum, Part I: International Representation. Domestic Regulation of Spectrum, Part II: Allocation, Assignment and Use. Solutions to Harmful Interference. Secondary Markets for Spectrum. Impact of the Telecommunications Financial Crisis. List of Web Addresses. About the Author. Index.

Jennifer A. Manner is the Director of International Alliances, WorldCom, Inc., Washington, DC and is an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in international telecommunications regulation. She received her LLM. in international law from Georgetown University Law Center, her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. She is also the author of Global Telecommunications Market Access (Artech House, 2002).

Artech House; March 2003
208 pages; ISBN 9781580536288
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Title: Spectrum Wars
Author: Jennifer Manner