The Radio Spectrum
January 2008, Wiley-ISTE
This book describes the current tools for spectrum management with their fundamental technical and legal basis. It outlines the global evolution of radio services in their different application domains and introduces the actors who contribute to the collective management of the spectrum. It also discusses the main questions these actors have to deal with and answer in order to design for the future.
Chapter 1. A bit of history, physics and mathematics.
Chapter 2. Telecommunications.
Chapter 3. Geography and radiocommunications.
Chapter 4. Spectrum sharing, bases and actors.
Chapter 5. Some regulated services.
Chapter 6. Recent evolutions of radio services.
Chapter 7. Regulatory instruments for spectrum sharing.
Chapter 8. Frequency assignment: a contrast.
Chapter 9. Spectrum monitoring.
Part 2: Managers and their practices.
Chapter 10. New technological perspectives and impact on spectrum monitoring.
Chapter 11. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Chapter 12. Regional bodies.
Chapter 13. National spectrum regulators and institutional debates.
Chapter 14. Major current European and international issues to improve spectrum efficiency.
Chapter 15. Regimes of radio spectrum management: a synthetic view.
Chapter 16. Spectrum management practice.
Chapter 17. The future of the spectrum: a road towards more flexibility.
Gérard Pogorel is Professor of Economics and Management at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, (ENST, Paris).Beforehand, he has acted as an evaluator, auditor, and reviewer for the NSF, Harvard Business Review, Research Policy and EU research programs in Information and Communications Technologies. He also has been a frequent member of government-level committees shaping spectrum policies in Europe and internationally, a member of monitoring committees (composed of independent experts) of the EU Framework Research Programme, Chair of the Monitoring Panel, Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the European Union Information Society and Technologies Research Programme.