Spectrum for the Digital Economy
JFCCT (with EABC) have devised a schematic and definition of the Digital Economy and how it works – see here. This shows that telecoms networks are the engine room of the Digital Economy. The rise of mobile devices (smartphone, tablets and connected laptops and other devices), as the primary personal and business communication tools, means that mobile broadband has assumed new dimensions of importance and criticality. As with all systems serving public and national goals, the overall system must make sense economically (it must be affordable for all participants), support continual innovation and be sustainable.
Mobile broadband is not currently affordable and spectrum scarcity impacts speeds. Why and what can be done about this?