GSMA Agrees with me: Spectrum costs are too high

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Yesterday I complained that high spectrum prices were limiting network deployment, especially in emerging markets. I said that the desire to maximize state revenue was compromising the objective of making countries more competitive through advanced technologies.

But I am just some guy sitting at his laptop in Bogotá so why should you listen to me?

Here is the same conclusion in a brand new GSMA report: Spectrum pricing in developing countries Evidence to support better and more affordable mobile services. If you don’t have the patience to read the full 48-page report, this summary on the Developing Telecoms website is a good summary.

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