Telecoms operators worldwide are looking for new sources of revenue as growth in their traditional businesses has slowed or begun to decline – particularly in the enterprise sector. This article examines the opportunities presented by the growth of cloud services and the demand for associated data centre infrastructure.
We suggest that stakeholders in the white-space spectrum value chain proceed with caution and consider their options carefully.
The problem of spectrum shortage for mobile data services is well known. Recently, the mobile industry and the press have suggested that white-space spectrum offers a credible means of addressing this spectrum shortage. In our Report, we assess the capabilities of white-space technology, determining the extent of its potential advantages and limitations.
This Report provides:
The conclusions of the Report are supported by interviews with industry stakeholders including Arqiva, BSkyB, BT, Cognovo, Hutchison 3G UK, Neul, Nokia, Orange/France Telecom, Spectrum Bridge and Telcordia Technologies.
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