The wider social benefits provided by broadcasting, such as the promotion of culture and education, can be argued to justify free or low cost access to the radio spectrum used by broadcasters. Where fees are charged, these can be calculated either by reference to the economic value of the spectrum (as a scarce resource) or in order to cover the spectrum management costs incurred by the regulator, such as from issuing licences and investigating interference.
This new research shows if a fee related to the use or value of the radio spectrum is imposed on providers of TV broadcasting services in seven American countries. Where applicable, it also shows details of the fees, and how they are calculated. Brazil, Chile and Colombia impose fees for the use or value of TV spectrum. However, the USA, Canada, Mexico and Argentina only collect fees based on the costs of processing spectrum licence applications, i.e. not reflecting the economic value of the spectrum.
This new benchmark has been published in the scope of our Americas Media service.
05 December 18
Webinar: Net neutrality: State of play in Europe
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar on the state of play of net neutrality in Europe, ahead of BEREC's evaluation of the net neutrality regulation and guidelines.
29 November 18
Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Iraq
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This updated edition now also includes coverage of Iraq, in addition to the 11 MENA countries previously covered.
22 November 18
Competition policy in the digital economy
Our new 'Tracker' lists the issues being considered in the discussions about the role and boundaries of the appropriate competition policy in the digital economy in Europe, giving an overview of EU and national level initiatives taken so far (cases, studies, sector inquiries).