New Class Of Business: Spectrum Broker

Since the government changed the lawbooks to allow spectrum license holders to sell, transfer, or lease their spectrum rights we have seen some early activity. Nextwave sold some of its spectrum to Cingular, and now IDT has set up a business unit to market its redundant spectrum. It stands to reason that we will soon see the emergence of “Spectrum Landlords” which buy up spectrum and lease it out to network operators. Carriers also may spin off divisions to deal out their excess spectrum.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...