Sustainable Spectrum Pricing

Whether or not a 5G business case is workable depends in no small part on how much operators have to pay for spectrum licences. 5G requires more spectrum but generates little or no incremental revenue. Regulators need to assess the … View post >

Avoiding spectrum auction failure

Stefan Zehle, Coleago’s CEO, identifies the key causes of spectrum auction failure and how to avoid them in his presentation at the Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference, Kuala Lumpur, March 2019. Spectrum auction failure and how to avoid it

Learning from best practice in Tanzania

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority recently concluded a successful spectrum auction which reflected all the key elements of international best practice.  The TCRA was advised by Graham Friend of Coleago Consulting.  In this paper, Graham highlights the key factors that … View post >

5G Regulatory Policy and Assignment Strategies

The mobile industry has steadily advanced, evolved and matured with each new generation of technology over the 40 years since its inception.  Regulatory approaches to spectrum management and assignment have evolved in parallel and there is broad consensus regarding what … View post >

Regulatory Competition to Support 5G

Large multi-national telecoms companies must decide where to allocate their limited funds and NRAs are in competition with each other to attract international investment.  This paper, one of a series of papers on 5G, explores how they can compete by … View post >

Valuing 3.5 GHz spectrum for 5G

In this paper which is one of a series of recent papers on 5G spectrum, Coleago’s Managing Director Graham Friend and co-athor Steve Hobbs discuss the strategic, technical and valuation considerations associated with valuing 5G spectrum.  The mobile industry is … View post >

The challenges in valuing 5G spectrum

5G spectrum valuation is, in theory, straightforward. However, valuing spectrum for 5G deployments presents operators with challenges greater than those that were faced for 3G and 4G technologies where operators had to second-guess what services would be offered in the … View post >