About this video
Electromagnetic spectrum is the name given to various types of radiation – that is, energy that spreads out from an object, like the light from a lamp or the radio waves from a radio or television. In this conference, Wayne Leighton talks about the telecommunications market and the radioelectric spectrum management. He comments on the importance of spectrum liberalization and mentions the experience of the United States, Guatemala and El Salvador regarding the rights and restrictions of this resource. He emphasizes on the bands that are liberalized in these two Latin American countries, and explains that, even though they have many advantages over the US, their deficiencies are due to pirate radios and political discretion. Finally, Leighton shares some lessons for policy makers to improve its service and comments on the fact that flexibility is feasible.
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Telecommunications Market and the Radioelectric Spectrum Management