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Introduction

Ovum conducted a study specifically adapted to Latin America, which was commissioned by GSMA and CET.LA to analyze the different components that should be taken in account by governments and regulators in a mobile spectrum assignment process.

Highlights

  • The study shows how a plethora of license obligations can have a negative impact on a mobile business, with potentially negative implications for the deployment and adoption of broadband, adversely affecting the social value of the spectrum and its socioeconomic impact.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the different components that should be taken in account by governments and regulators in a mobile spectrum assignment process
  • Using scenarios and sensitivity analysis, evaluate how a plethora of license obligations can have a negative impact on a mobile business

Key questions answered

  • What impact do macroeconomic conditions and regulatory predictability have on the risk assessment?
  • What impact do coverage obligations have?
  • What impact does license duration have?
  • What impact does frequency band selection have on deployment costs?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Regulatory decisions on spectrum auction design have an impact on investor behavior, competitive dynamics, service adoption, affordability, and, ultimately, welfare
  • Careful analysis is needed

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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