Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ofcom's DECT guard band award as a club good auction

Toby Youell (@tobyyouell, linkedin) pointed out to me that Ofcom’s 2006 sale of DECT guard band licenses was an auction of spectrum club goods (cf. my blog post). It’s a great insight, and a helpful comparison.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Satellite Constellation Spectrum as a Common Pool Resource

The radio allocations of satellite constellations in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) are an FCC-managed commons. In an earlier post, I explored how the bands allocated to NGSO constellations could be managed by assigning private rights by auction. I envisaged a set-up where operators could pay for priority protection, creating an interference protection ranking. In this post, I explore the possibility of treating NGSO allocations as a common pool resource.