ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The International Experience of Auctioning Spectrum

This article analyses the early experiences of spectrum auction in some advanced countries and distils lessons from them. An issue that has been examined in this context is whether auction necessarily leads to a market-efficient outcome. This is of topical interest in India at the current juncture since the department of telecommunications is on the verge of holding an auction for allotting the spectrum for the third-generation (3G) of mobile phones.

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