The Economic Benefits of Early Harmonisation of the Digital Dividend Spectrum and the Cost of Fragmentation in Asia

The Economic Benefits of Early Harmonisation of the Digital Dividend Spectrum and the Cost of Fragmentation in Asia

May 9, 2012

Harmonisation, Digital dividend, Economic impact

700 MHz

Report

In 2010, GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group released a report on the social and economic benefits of allocating the 700 MHz band to mobile broadband in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a rigorous and conservative proprietary methodology, we identified a significant uplift in GDP, tax revenues, employment and entrepreneurship resulting from a harmonised mobile band plan relative to its most likely alternative, digital broadcasting.

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