Spectrum as a resource, spectrum as an asset: a techno-economic study

Thesis event information

Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Linnanmaa, auditorium L5, remote link: https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67840872571

Topic of the dissertation

Spectrum as a resource, spectrum as an asset: a techno-economic study

Doctoral candidate

Licentiate of Science (Technology) Esko Luttinen

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering

Subject of study



Professor Pasi Tyrväinen, University of Jyväskylä


Professor Marcos Katz, Oulun yliopisto

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Spectrum as a resource, spectrums an an asset: a techno-economic study

This thesis studies how different stakeholders perceive the radio spectrum used in mobile communications in the value chain from a technical, economic, and techno-economic perspective. As a result, spectrum management and stakeholder analysis have gained increasing attention in technology, regulation, and business management. Furthermore, the massive and widespread use of mobile and wireless technology has created pressure for a more efficient radio communication spectrum and market-driven mobile approaches with interoperability and interaction needs.

Radio spectrum is a valuable and scarce resource needed for sharing information and economic growth. The study covers technology, stakeholders’ technology roles, interference, and spectrum sharing. The spectrum as a resource investigates channel interference and simulations interference-free communication services and spectrum sharing. The study of the spectrum as an asset evaluates the value of the radio spectrum from the technical, economic, and techno-economic perspectives of the mobile communications stakeholders. The economic aspect of the spectrum, the value of the spectrum in the mobile communications ecosystem, relates to the new mobile features and services by which investments in the spectrum generate more capacity and successful businesses. Additional spectrum use and coexistence rules are therefore significant. Studies on the shared spectrum have investigated economic, technical, and environmental needs. The essential elements in a techno-economic study are the capabilities of technology, the internet, economic value chains, and definitions of the need for mobile communications in society. The study analyses changes and behaviors in mobile communications. All mobile communications features and services must be evaluated before they are deployed. Emerging new services, broadband internet access, and wireless innovations bring increasing system capabilities.
Last updated: 1.3.2023