• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction and recommendations by Alejandro Baldizón
  • 01:10    |    
    Presentation of Martin Cave by Alejandro Baldizón
  • 02:03    |    
    Martin Cave: Introduction
  • 04:41    |    
    Spectrum Reform Overview
  • 06:14    |    
    The familiar toolkit for spectrum managers
    • Tradability and liberalization
    • Transition between command and liberalization
    • Availability
  • 08:04    |    
    Problems in liberalizing the spectrum
    • Gravitation of spectrum toward productive use
    • Reduction of barriers to entry in spectrum
    • Recognition that benefits will take time
    • Proposition of specific benefits
    • Attempted quantitification of the range of benefits
  • 12:36    |    
    The technology card
    • Efficiency and price reduction
    • Introduction of dynamic or "hopping" technologies
  • 15:26    |    
    Focus of the criticism on liberalization
    • Interference
    • Special interests: people benefiting on the existing regime
    • Windfall gains
      • Consequences of windfall gains
      • Remedies for politicians against the press criticism
    • Improvements to ITU processes
  • 25:22    |    
    Scope of liberalization: How ambitious should liberalization be?
    • Size of the reserved sector
    • Treatment of "on the shelf" spectrum
  • 27:31    |    
    Success story: the UK spectrum policy
    • The Communications Act
    • Ofcom: New Agency that manages spectrum
      • Independence of the agency
      • Production of a strategy and implementation of a plan
        • Components of the strategy
        • Surge of complex issues with incumbents
        • Translation of spectrum into other uses
  • 32:25    |    
    Government spectrum: coordinating public and private sector use
    • The pricing of the public sector
      • Consequences of this measure
      • Sharpening and deepening the incentives in the public sector
    • Development of sharing technologies
      • Satisfaction and production of the public uses
      • Investment in high technologies and radar communications
    • Creation of combined public/private institutions
  • 37:25    |    
    Final remarks about the situation in Europe
    • Lack of power of the central institution
    • Cost and Benefits of liberalization
    • Generalization of the liberalization process
  • 39:14    |    
    Final words
  • 39:24    |    
    Final Credits

Politics and Reform in Telecom around the World

New Media  | 10 de junio de 2005  | Vistas: 21

About this video

Martin Cave shares his knowledge and opinions about the politics and reform in telecommunications. He gives a brief overview of the spectrum reform and analyzes the problems expressed by some opponents regarding its liberalization, such as the reduction of barriers to entry and the conflict of interest that occurs when people benefit from the existing regime. He manages to disqualify such criticism by using the example of the United Kingdom as a success story, since this country established the Communications Act and founded Ofcom – the new agency that is focused on spectrum management. Furthermore, Cave talks about the current situation in Europe regarding spectrum liberalization, highlights the lack of power of the central institution and compares the costs and benefits of liberalization.


Telecommunications Workshop: Convergence or Competition?


Politics and Reform in Telecom around the World
Telecommunications Workshop: Convergence or Competition?

Martin Cave

Student Center, CE-400
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Guatemala, June 10, 2005

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, June 2005
Camera 1: Sergio Miranda; camera 2: Ricardo Pineda; digital editing: Rodrigo Escalante; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; GML: Pedro David España


Martin Cave is Professor and Director of the Centre for Management…


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