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The Global Spectrum Database

PolicyTracker의 연간서비스 “The Global Spectrum Database”는 세계의 이동통신과 무선브로드밴드의 주파수에 관한 상세한 데이터를 제공합니다. 데이터는 4반기마다 갱신됩니다.

Do you need an instant overview of the wireless communications market at home or abroad?

The Global Spectrum Database gives you the data it would take weeks to research in only minutes.


  • Information on 800 operators
  • Prices paid for hundreds of licences
  • Over 80 major economies covered
  • Details of more than 1500 licences
  • Overview of regulatory regimes

Essential for:

  • Analysing markets and operators
  • Valuing companies
  • Identifying global trends in spectrum bands and technologies
  • Planning new wireless businesses or services
  • Calculating operators’ international footprints
  • Network planning
  • International benchmarking
  • Establishing licence terms and expiry dates
  • Finding unassigned GSM and IMT spectrum

Bands Covered

  • 450 MHz
  • 700 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2 GHz
  • 2.3 GHz
  • 2.6 GHz
  • 3.5 GHz

What is in the Global Spectrum Database?

Find out at a glance which bands are used for mobile or wireless broadband in the 80 major economies, which companies hold licences, how much they paid and when they expire.

What can the Database be used for?

The Global Spectrum Database is an essential tool for anyone who has to make professional judgements relating to the mobile or wireless sector. This includes operators, manufacturers, analysts, bankers, regulators, lawyers and accountants.

1. Giving an instant snapshot of an individual market

Taking the example of of Switzerland, you would want to know:

  • Who owns the IMT licences in Switzerland?
  • How much did they pay?
  • What technologies do they use?
  • Who owns the GSM licences?
  • How much spectrum does each company hold?
  • In which band?

This information is all available in easy to understand Excel spreadsheets:


2. International benchmarking

Information is available for 80 countries so it takes only moments to draw up a global or regional picture. For example:

  • When do GSM licences expire in Western Europe?
  • What wireless broadband licences have been issued in the Americas and how much did they cost?

Because Excel is such a familiar tool in the business environment it is easy to manipulate the data to produce the comparisons that you need.

To provide further context the database includes a graphic representation of regional spectrum allocations and can easily be combined with authoritative population data provided by specialists at Columbia University and supplied separately at no extra charge.

How is the information sourced?

The data has researched over the past three years using detailed interviews and publicly available information by the highly respected spectrum engineering consultancy, Aegis Systems. Until now it has been used as an internal resource for the trade association of GSM operators, the GSMA.

Which countries are covered?

Albania Estonia Macedonia Romania
Argentina Finland Malaysia Russia
Australia France Malaysia Saudi Arabia
Austria French Guiana Malta Singapore
Bahamas Germany Martinique Slovak Republic
Bahrain Greece Mexico Slovenia
Bangladesh Guadeloupe Moldova South Africa
Belgium Hong Kong Montenegro Spain
Bolivia Hungary Morocco Sri Lanka
Bosnia & Herzegovina Iceland Netherlands Sweden
Botswana India New Zealand Switzerland
Brazil Indonesia Nigeria Trinidad & Tobago
Bulgaria Ireland Norway Tunisia
Canada Italy Oman Turkey
Chile Japan Pakistan Uganda
China Kasakhstan Peru United Kingdom
Croatia Korea Philippines United States
Cyprus Latvia Poland Venezuela
Czech Republic Lithuania Portugal Vietnam
Denmark Luxembourg Qatar