The recent auctions of spectrum in the 1800MHz and 900MHz bands in Thailand were an important step in the replacement of the traditional concession system with a more modern spectrum allocation framework. Marred by legal challenges and conducted in the … Continue reading
For many observers, the 2015 German mobile broadband spectrum auction was a surprise: at first, it looked as if the potentially very valuable 700MHz spectrum would be sold for the extremely low reserve price, and 900MHz spectrum would fetch not … Continue reading
This paper examines the ability of merchants to affect their customers’ choice of payment method. We demonstrate that merchants have a number of ways for steering their customers away from payment methods that are ‘expensive’ for the merchant, and that … Continue reading
The 2.6GHz frequency band is part of a family of spectrum bands identified worldwide for deployment of mobile services. Since 2007, nine European regulators and one Asian regulator have announced detailed plans to auction 2.6GHz spectrum; and seven of these … Continue reading
This paper outlines practical methods for determining winners and how much they should pay in combinatorial auctions.