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APC’s “open spectrum” initiative aims to provide an understanding of spectrum regulation by examining the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The timely research coincides with the rapid growth of wireless and mobile in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and raises fresh questions about the use of spectrum and the policies that govern it. The research looks at how spectrum is assigned, who assigns it, and what policy or regulatory framework they use.

Read the full-length policy brief on open spectrum for development.

Synthesis of the national reports from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, and the preliminary versions of the reports in Spanish:

The synthesis of the national reports are also available in Spanish.

You can also find the national reports’ synthesis written by Carlos Afonso, in Spanish: Uso del espectro en América Latina: síntesis complementaria de los informes a los estudios de caso de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela.

Reports by the participating countries are now online:

Short articles that synthesise policy gaps and the potential for growth in the sector: