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SPECTRUM ISSUE AREAS Description
(March 20, 2002)
I. SPECTRUM ALLOCATION AND PLANNING
1. Guiding principles for spectrum allocation

2. Planning methods & effectiveness

3. Allocation methods (block, market, flexible use, etc.) & effectiveness

4. Domestic vs International allocation

5. Allocation/licence rights

6. Prioritization (services and users)

7. Allocation process Improvements

8. Global harmonization

III. SPECTRUM EFFICIENCY
1. Definitions

2. Incentives for Govt & non-Govt & International

3. Standards (govt directed, voluntary, mix, US vs International)

4. User uniqueness or importance

5. Methods to measure efficiency

6. Spectrum usage review

7. Assignment & Licencing methods

8. Global competition

II. SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT POLICY & REGULATORY PROCESS
1. National (Federal and Private Sector) policy development process: strengths & weaknesses & improvements

2. Goals and guiding principles for both national and international

3. International Process: strengths & weaknesses & improvements & goals & setting US positions

4. Other regulatory schemes

5. Methods to prioritize spectrum requirements

6. Spectrum ownership

7. Reimbursement 

8. Non-use of spectrum

9. Spectrum flexibility

10. Secondary markets

11. Trading

12. Foreign market access

13. Global harmonization

IV. SPECTRUM FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES
1. Methods to obtain spectrum (sharing, overlaying, relocation)

2. Basic technology trends (bandwidth, power, and geographical area)

3. Regulatory processes: effectiveness, timeliness, efficiency

4. Market projections (domestic and international)

5. Gauging a new technology & setting spectrum priorities

6. Anticipated new technologies domestically and internationally

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