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 sustainability of spectrum licence fees by calculating how large the annualised cost of spectrum is in proportion to mobile operator revenue. The methodology is easy to apply and only relies on data internal to a particular market.
Read the full paper: Sustainable Spectrum Pricing Coleago June 2019
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