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Spectrum Management
Using the Airwaves for Maximum Social and Economic Benefit


  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107094222

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  • With this definitive guide to radio spectrum management, you will learn from leading practitioners how spectrum can be managed effectively and made available both now and in the future. All aspects of spectrum management are covered in depth, from the fundamentals of radio spectrum and technical and economic basics, to detail on methods such as auctions, trading, and pricing, and emerging approaches including shared and dynamic spectrum access and new ways of licensing. With the help of real-world case studies, you will learn how this knowledge comes together in practice, as the authors illustrate the role of spectrum in the wider economy and offer valuable insights into key future trends. Authoritative and up to date, and bringing together the key technical, economic, and policy issues into one definitive resource, this is the essential guide for anyone working or studying in areas related to radio spectrum management.

    • Written by leading practitioners in the field
    • Covers the fundamentals as well as more advanced technical and economic issues
    • Offers an insight into emerging future trends
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is an excellent book, and the nearest approximation to a page-turner any work on spectrum management could hope to be.' Paul Paterson, Chief Economist, Department of Communications, Australian Government

    'Cave and Webb are at the forefront of knowledge in spectrum management issues. They combine the best possible understanding of the stakes and challenges, with extensive industry and policy experience. This book is the must read for those involved in radio spectrum affairs in the industry and the government.' Gerard Pogorel, ENST-Telecom ParisTech

    'Martin Cave and William Webb are thought leaders in the field of spectrum management. Not have only have they come up with new engineering and policy ideas, they have implemented them as well, which makes this book essential reading.' Martin Sims, Policy Tracker

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107094222
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Overview
    2. Technical basics
    3. Economic basics
    Part II. Markets:
    4. Auctions
    5. Trading
    6. Pricing
    Part III. Sharing:
    7. Sharing modes and the commons
    8. Dynamic spectrum access
    Part IV. Topics:
    9. The UHF band
    10. Public sector
    11. Economic value of spectrum
    12. The future.

  • Authors

    Martin Cave, Imperial College London and the Competition Commission
    Martin Cave is a regulatory economist who has worked extensively on telecommunications and spectrum issues. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College Business School and an Inquiry Chair at the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Previously he was a professor at Warwick Business School, BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of Spectrum Advisory Board of the UK regulator Ofcom.

    William Webb, Weightless SIG
    Professor William Webb was instrumental in designing Weightless, a new global standard for wireless M2M communications, is CEO of the Weightless SIG, and has seventeen patents pending or granted for the technology. He was a co-founder and CTO of Neul, a Cambridge start-up established to commercialise Weightless technology, was President of the IET during 2015, was a member of Ofcom's Spectrum Advisory Board (OSAB), and is on the Board of TPRC. In 2005, he became one of the youngest ever Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a fellow of the IEEE.

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