Techno-economic Study of Spectrum of the Commons and Associated Policy Implications


PIs: V. Sridhar

Funding agency: This study is funded by IIMA IDEA Telecom Center of Excellence (IITCOE).

Description: Development and Empirical analysis of theoretical models to overcome the capacity constraints of radio resources, flexible spectrum management approaches have been advocated by many including the creation of secondary markets for radio spectrum. Secondary market transactions in spectrum involve trading (involving a transfer of property rights), leasing (involving a transfer of usage but not property rights), and sharing (involving non-exclusive assignment of a spectrum band).

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.