Solving Spectrum Gridlock: Reforms to Liberalize Radio Spectrum Management

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The global proliferation of wireless technology and rising demand for wireless products is straining the capacity of government spectrum allocation systems to keep pace. In Canada, as elsewhere, the ubiquity of cellphones, combined with the growth of such products as wireless emergency responders and television services using wireless technology, has transformed the distribution of limited spectrum space from an arcane technical issue relevant to telecommunications and broadcasting experts to a matter of great national interest. This Commentary provides recommendations for Canadian policy change that will improve spectrum use for the benefit of consumers and other end users.

By Martin Cave and Adrian Foster. Published .

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