Solving Spectrum Gridlock: Reforms to Liberalize Radio Spectrum Management in Canada in the Face of Growing Scarcity

20 Pages Posted: 25 May 2010

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Martin E. Cave

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School; Brunel University London

Adrian Foster

McLean Foster & Co

Date Written: May 6, 2010

Abstract

Canada lags other countries in solving the problem of spectrum scarcity amid rising demand driven by cellphones and other wireless products. In this study, the authors call for reforms to liberalize the allocation of spectrum in Canada with a market-based approach, to increase competition, for the benefit of consumers and other end users.

Keywords: Economic Growth and Innovation, radio spectrum, wireless technology, Industry Canada

JEL Classification: O38, 047, L96

Suggested Citation

Cave, Martin E. and Foster, Adrian, Solving Spectrum Gridlock: Reforms to Liberalize Radio Spectrum Management in Canada in the Face of Growing Scarcity (May 6, 2010). C.D. Howe Institute . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1615641 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1615641

Martin E. Cave (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Centre for Management under Regulation (CMuR)
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Brunel University London

Kingston Lane
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Adrian Foster

McLean Foster & Co ( email )

St.George Street
POB 1801
Almonte, Ontario
Canada

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