The economic study by DotEcon and Analysys will address liberalisation of spectrum which is currently used or could potentially be used to offer mobile services. It is envisaged that the study will have three related aspects:
- an assessment, both qualitative and quantitative, of the impact of removing restrictions on providing 3G mobile services and mobile services other than 3G;
- an assessment, both qualitative and quantitative, of the impact of liberalising the existing 2G bands; and
- an assessment of the range of options which exist for giving effect to liberalisation in the existing 2G bands, in particular analysing the extent to which those options address any material adverse impacts which have been identified.
The full terms of reference can be downloaded from Ofcom’s website.