• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:31    |    
  • 01:41    |    
    Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Terms in which the spectrum can be expressed
    • Frequency: Hertz
    • The radio spectrum
    • Different uses of the spectrum
    • Allocating Spectrum across the Globe
  • 05:40    |    
    Spectrum liberalization
    • Importance of liberalization
      • Liberal Rights
      • Efficiency
    • Spectrum liberalization in two Latin American countries and critics against spectrum liberalization
      • Comments by Ronald Coase
      • Critics by the editors
      • Example set by two Latin American countries
      • Critics of the FCC Commissioner
  • 10:33    |    
    Liberalization rights that matter
    • Transferability
    • Flexibility
    • Importance of both rights
    • Restrictions to liberalization rights
      • Technical rules and limits
      • Caveats and over-regulations
  • 14:17    |    
    The US experience
    • Spectrum Policy Statement
    • Spectrum Policy Task Force Report
    • Broadband PCS rules
    • Wireless Communication Service
    • Telecommunications Act
    • Secondary Markets Report and Order in 2003 and 2004
    • Results of the US Experience
  • 17:48    |    
    The Guatemalan experience
    • Allocation of spectrum in three categories
      • Government use
      • Amateur use
      • Regulated bands
      • The reserved bands for government use
      • The reserved bands for amateur use
    • Authorization of the use of frequency (AUF)
    • Usufructory right (TUF) for regulated bands
      • Description of a TUF
      • Difference between licenses and TUFs
      • Allocation of TUFs
        • Requests: public announcement and auctions
        • TUFS Auctioned and Traded
    • Results of the telecommunication reform
      • Increase in mobile telephony
      • Market of mobile telephony
      • Low Mobile Telephone Rates
      • Increase of broadcasting
        • Free TUFs
        • FM Radio Stations in Guatemala
  • 29:22    |    
    Experience in El Salvador
    • Three types of assignments for spectrum
      • Government use
      • Broadcasters
      • Regulated use
    • Special allocations
    • Concessions
    • Restrictions
  • 31:51    |    
    Outstanding Issues in Guatemala
    • Pirate radio
    • Pressure of the politicians to not enforce the legislation
    • Political discretion
    • A political bribe
  • 37:19    |    
    Outstanding Issues in El Salvador
    • Minimum pirate radio problems
    • Political discretion
  • 40:07    |    
    Lessons for policy makers
    • Increase and protection of rights
    • The Overlook Lesson: flexibility is feasible
    • The traditional approach: allocation of bands
  • 42:10    |    
  • How do you respect the principle of transferability and avoid monopolistic practices?
  • 45:17    |    
    Final credits

Telecommunications Market and the Radioelectric Spectrum Management

New Media  | 08 de marzo de 2005  | Vistas: 2980

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
Wayne Leighton

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Universidad Rafael Landívar
Guatemala, March 8, 2005

Una producción de New Media - UFM. Guatemala, March 2005
Camera 1: Jorge Samayoa; camera 2: Rodrigo Escalante; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Pedro David España


Wayne Leighton es profesor de Proceso Económico en el Centro Henry…