2011 Issues in Information Systems  
Radio Spectrum is a finite resource that is not exhausted by use but still needs to be managed efficiently for all the wireless communications to succeed. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has set out guidelines for world-wide use of radio frequencies. Each country manages this resource by adopting suitable policies. Many new technologies such as the Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) have been introduced
more » ... e been introduced recently that use spectra more efficiently. With the introduction of many new services the world-wide demand for additional spectra have grown exponentially. Spectrum resource is managed directly by governments or by government agencies in all the countries. Many governments are now making changes in their policies to make available additional spectra for non-governmental use and realigning other spectra in order to meet the increased demand. In this paper we explore how five industrialized countries -United States, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore -have addressed the demand for new spectra and set policies accordingly. In this discussion we have included how the additional spectra have been allocated using various forms of auctions and identify the revenue generated by such auctions.
doi:10.48009/1_iis_2011_455-463 fatcat:trulrymf3jfhpeps7y4ngjk25q