A Market-Based Approach to Establishing Licensing Rules: Licensed versus Unlicensed Use of Spectrum
February 1, 2008
Mark Bykowsky, Mark Olson, and William Sharkey. OSP Working Paper 43 (February 2008) addresses the issue of how best to identify the most desirable allocation rules for spectrum. This paper focuses on issues associated with licensed use and...
Using a Market to Obtain the Efficient Allocation of Interference Rights
June 2012 (Issued)
Mark Bykowsky and William Sharkey, OSP. FCC Staff Working Paper 4 (June 2012) examines possible alternatives to the current administrative process for identifying the efficient allocation of signal interference rights. It shows how the...
Potential Impacts on Communications from IPv4 Exhaustion & IPv6 Transition
December 1, 2010
Robert Cannon, OSP. FCC Staff Working Paper 3 (Dec 2010) discusses the Internet’s difficult migration to the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address space. This migration is necessary because the original address space...
Social Objectives and Competition in Common Carrier Communication: Incompatible or Inseparable?
April 1, 1980
Nina Cornell, Daniel Kelley, and Peter Greenhalgh. OSP Working Paper 1 (Apr 1980) argues not only that increased competition in the common carrier communications industry is compatible with the achievement of social goals but, also, that...
Frequency Spectrum Deregulation Alternatives
October 1, 1980
Douglas Webbink. OSP Working Paper 2 (Oct 1980) reviews those economic concepts known as “spectrum deregulation” or “spectrum economics.” These concepts have been contentious issues, Webbink observes, because many licensees are...
Speech Bandwidth Reduction
November 1, 1980
Philip Gieseler and John O'Neal. OSP Working Paper 3 (Nov 1980) reviews the technologies for speech bandwidth compression that were current and state of the art in 1980. The authors conclude that those techniques for significantly...
Economics and Telecommunications Privacy: A Framework for Analysis
December 1, 1980
James Brown and Kenneth Gordon. OSP Working Paper 5 (Dec 1980) gives an overview of privacy, particularly as related to telecommunications policy, from an economic perspective. The authors review the economic rationale for...
Reforming Regulatory Policy for Private Line Telecommunications Services: Implications for Market Performance
December 1, 1980
Jerry Duvall and Michael Pelcovits. OSP Working Paper 4 (Dec 1980) presents a regulatory proposal for transitional telecommunications markets with emphasis on AT&T's private line service (PLS) market. The authors assume the...
Deregulating Personal and Amateur Radio
August 1, 1981
Alex Felker and James Brown. OSP Working Paper 6 (Aug 1981) calls for much greater flexibility in the regulation of personal radio. The authors argue that such flexibility can be an important contributor to the achievement of personal...
Negotiating for Improved Interconnection: The Incentives to Bargain
January 1, 1982
Roy Morris and Robert Preece. OSP Working Paper 7 (Apr 1982) addresses the issue of determining the types and quality of interconnection between local telephone companies and other telecommunications firms. The authors argue that,...