Wireless spectrum: What it is, and why you should care
Posted in: Government & Policy at 14/08/2012 17:24
There has been a lot of talk over the past year about spectrum shortages, spectrum interference, companies proposing mergers just to get their hands on spectrum and even spectrum auctions that will help bail the nation out of debt.
But what exactly is wireless spectrum? And why are people in the wireless industry talking about it in apocalyptic terms?
These are good questions, so let's step back and explain what wireless spectrum is, why it's become increasingly scarce, and what regulators are supposed to (or not) do about it.
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