Report: Licensed Spectrum Spurs Big Economic Growth
May 11, 2015
Spectrum devoted to wireless networks goes for a premium at auction because it's generating over $400 billion in economic activity annually.
That was the finding of a report conducted by the Brattle Group and prepared for CTIA.
According to CTIA, the $400 billion figure includes direct and indirect economic impact generated by the mobile carriers, but excludes billions more in economic benefits produced by mobile health, mobile education, the app economy and other sectors that use licensed spectrum as a platform for their own business models.