Thesis defence P.D.C. Anker: radio spectrum

07 May 2018 15:00 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Radio spectrum management: from government to governance. Promotor: Prof.dr. J.P.M. Groenewegen (TBM).

This PhD research deals with the role of government in radio spectrum management. While current literature suggests that avoiding harmful interference and realizing economic efficient use of the radio spectrum are the prime drivers, study of historic cases revealed that realizing and safeguarding public interests have played a crucial role, including the realization of specific industrial policy objectives. A revision of the radio spectrum governance process is proposed, based on the insights obtained and building on the institutional analysis and design framework of Ostrom et al., combined with competitive market theory. Essentially proposing the next (and likely final) step in the liberalization process. The proposed revision redefines radio spectrum management from a top-down government controlled process to a bottom-up governance process in a multi-actor setting. The role of government shifts from a controller of the process to a role of market design, monitoring and facilitation.

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