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

09 May 2012

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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