• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction by Karen Cancinos
  • 01:24    |    
    Beginning of conference by Gerald Faulhaber
  • 02:02    |    
    The evolution of spectrum policy
    • Wireless technology in the beginning of the 20th century
    • The unrealized potential of wireless technology
      • Uses of the techonology by totalitarian regimes
      • Commercial interests in the US
    • Innovation
    • The result of regulation: wasteful use of spectrum and artificial scarcity
  • 10:39    |    
    Glacial change
    • Western Europeans permit private broadcasting
    • Auctioning licenses in New Zealand and the US
    • Unlicensed spectrum and wifi
    • Innovation: Regulation is the problem not the solution
  • 13:22    |    
    How to unlock the power of the spectrum?
    • Establishing property rights
      • The example of Guatemala
      • The cases of Britain, the European Union and the US
    • The commons model (unlicensed spectrum)
  • 18:08    |    
    Which is the best model?
    • Property Rights and Markets
    • Government Regulated Commons
  • 20:12    |    
    Conclusion: Property rights are the best solution
  • 20:52    |    
    Final credits

Lighting up the Spectrum: Wireless Communications in Developed and Developing Economies

New Media  | 09 de junio de 2005  | Vistas: 2964

About this video

Gerald Faulhaber explains the evolution of the spectrum policy, which regulates wireless technology. He comments on how this technology became one of the most important forms of communication and how the spectrum policy was created as a form of regulation. He also explains the different functions that this resource had in the past such as its use by totalitarian regimes for promoting their governments and the purpose it served for commercial interests in the United States. Furthermore, Faulhaber gives a brief comparison between Guatemala, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States regarding the subject of property rights.


Lighting up the Spectrum: Wireless Communications in Developed and Developing Economies
Gerald Faulhaber

Student Center, CE-400
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 9, 2005

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, June 2005
Camera: Sergio Miranda, Ricardo Pineda; digital editing: Rodrigo Escalante; index: Joseph Cole; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Pedro David España


Gerald R. Faulhaber is professor of business and public policy, management…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín