GSMA Report Reveals Licensed Spectrum For Mobile Offers Best Possible Economic Benefit
London - February 11 2014
The GSMA today issued a new report indicating that shared spectrum can complement but in no way replaces the need for exclusive-access spectrum in the provision of mobile broadband. The report, “The Impacts of Licensed Shared Use of Spectrum”, developed by Deloitte, highlights how strict limitations associated with Licensed Shared Access (LSA)1 spectrum agreements – such as shorter terms, build obligations, lack of certainty and small allocations – can significantly reduce the likelihood of a mobile operator to invest. This means that the potential economic benefits derived from spectrum sharing are ultimately lower than those achieved through exclusive-access spectrum.