Spectrum Policy Principles


  • Spectrum policy should maximize public benefits from spectrum use by controlling harmful interference, fostering competition and eliminating artificial spectrum scarcity, thereby stimulating the deployment of innovative services and technologies.
  • Responsible governmental agencies should work together in a coordinated manner to assure that additional spectrum in frequency bands appropriate for the provision of advanced wireless services is made available in a timely manner, for example, through prompt implementation of the decisions at WRC-2000 with respect to IMT-2000.
  • Global harmonization and coordination of spectrum should be a priority, to ensure that businesses and consumers receive the benefits of economies of scale, interoperability among carriers and seamless roaming across national borders.
  • Spectrum allocations and assignments should be made by open and transparent processes that are market-driven and provide for government and industry consultation. Spectrum licensing should allow for the evolution of technologies and services by allowing implementation flexibility consistent with applicable technical rules.