Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in the Americas: Policy Issues for Growth and Competition
Author: Dr. Martyn Roetter.
Operators, public policy makers and regulators in the Americas and across the globe will confront a daunting challenge during the next decade. The development of mobile broadband services will be severely inhibited unless substantial amounts of additional spectrum – several hundreds of MHz ‐ are allocated for the deployment of new mobile broadband networks.
While a looming spectrum shortage is a global challenge, it is particularly acute in Latin American countries. In this region current spectrum allocations and assignments for mobile services are significantly smaller than in Western Europe or the United States (U.S.).