Frequency Spectrum Management within the Regulatory Framework of the European Union's Telecommunications Market

Maciej Czaplewski, Malgorzata Zakrzewska
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXVI, Issue 4, 382-390, 2023
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3291


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to analyze and assess the regulatory framework for frequency spectrum management in the European Union's telecommunications market. It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of choosen policies, practices, and challenges in this area. Design/Methodology/Approach: The article employs a mixed-method research design.. It begins with a review of relevant literature and regulations to establish a baseline understanding. This is followed by an analysis of information and data obtained from regulatory authorities, telecommunications companies, and industry experts. Findings: The findings of the study reveal that the European Union's regulatory framework for frequency spectrum management is complex and multifaceted. It highlights the effectiveness of policies in promoting competition and innovation while ensuring the efficient allocation of spectrum resources. The study identifies challenges such as spectrum scarcity, the need for harmonization across member states, and the emergence of new technologies. It also uncovers the positive correlation between effective spectrum management and economic growth within the region. Practical Implications: The results of the research as well as recommendations can enhance the overall performance and competitiveness of the telecommunications sector in the European Union Originality/Value: This article contributes to the existing body of knowledge by offering a comprehensive analysis of the regulatory framework for frequency spectrum management in the European Union. It, provides a nuanced understanding of the topic. The study's originality lies in its evaluation of the economic implications of spectrum management and its implications for the growth and sustainability of the telecommunications market.

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