Review the NRA’s draft revised Policy Spectrum Policy Program, and the accompanying Spectrum Assignment and Pricing Principles to ensure they are forward looking, aligned with international best practice and in accordance with national and EU policies on the use of spectrum to advance key policy goals.
During the project, we reviewed the spectrum policies implemented by a set of leading countries in order to identify international best practices for spectrum management, pricing and assignment mechanisms.
In parallel, our review included an assessment of the local market, and the existing regulatory and legal framework to ensure that any recommended international best practices would be properly adapted to local realities.
Our assessment was focused on the current status of new emerging technologies for mobile telecommunications (5G), broadcasting (DVB, DAB+), fixed links, satellite (LEO), etc., and their expected future evolution, so as to ensure the definition of future-proof recommendations and a public policy on spectrum that would foster the introduction of new technologies in the country.
Based on our assessment, we provided a set of recommendations to update the existing Spectrum Policy in areas such as:
As a result of our project, the government and the public authorities of the country were able to implement a new, future-proof, spectrum policy for the coming years that will ensure the development and innovation in new business models for emerging technologies (e.g. 5G, DAB+, LEO) and use cases (e.g. industry 4.0, smart agriculture, smart logistics).