DotEcon’s Spectrum Awards Database has been used as an input to a piece of academic esearch by Erik Bohlin, Gary Madden and Aaron Morey on the factors that affect spectrum valuation. The authors look at the performance of 3G auctions in terms of the prices paid by winners based on an econometric analysis of a unique sample of national 3G spectrum auctions using data from DotEcon’s Spectrum Awards Database. This paper is published in the series of European University Institute Working Papers (RSCAS 2010/55 and is available to download here.
DotEcon maintains a global database of spectrum awards, covering the prices paid for radio spectrum as well as other data that is relevant for the interpretation of price data. The dataset includes information on over 111,000 licences from 230 award processes in 60 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa, covering awards of all frequency bands, from 300MHz to 300GHz. It is particularly rich in data on frequency bands used for mobile telephony and for fixed and broadband wireless access, including bands between 400MHz and 3.5GHz used for 2G, 3G, PCS, AWS, FWA and BWA services.
For an overview of spectrum price trends over the last decade, including the prices of spectrum of the auctions mentioned, please refer to our Spectrum Awards Database.