Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Basaure A., Marianov V. and Paredes R. (2015)

Implications of dynamic spectrum management for regulation

Revista : Telecommunications Policy
Volumen : 39
Número : 7
Páginas : 563–579
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


The Coase theorem suggests that a regulatory scheme which clearly defines spectrum property rights and allows transactions between participants, induces an optimal spectrum assignment. This paper argues that the conditions required by Coase are gradually achieved by the introduction of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM), which enables a dynamic reassignment of spectrum bands at different times and places. DSM reduces the costs associated with spectrum transactions and thus provides an opportunity to enhance efficiency through voluntary transactions. This study analyzes the factors affecting the benefits under a spectrum regime based on this theorem, compares and quantifies the potential gains associated with different regulatory schemes by employing agent-based simulations and suggests policy implications for spectrum regulation.