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Leslie Bonacum
Neil Allen

New TRI Handbook Covers The World Of
Radio Spectrum Licensing

(Riverwoods, ILL., March 20, 2000) – Now, Telecommunications Reports International (TRI), provides insight and understanding into the wide range of radio spectrum licensing issues spanning the globe in the new International Spectrum Auction Handbook, Policies for Licensing Radio Spectrum Around the World. ($395, 271 pages.  To order, call 1-800-822-6338 or visit the TRI web site at  TRI, the leading telecommunications publisher and a unit of CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), delivers in this new book everything professionals need to know about licensing radio spectrum – from the philosophy behind auctions and different auction types to detailed market and country-specific information.  Hard-to-find facts and figures, as well as details about diverse regulatory authorities, operating companies and more fill this single-source, practical book.

The comprehensive International Spectrum Auction Handbook, Policies for Licensing Radio Spectrum Around the World provides detailed information on auctions and licensing policies in: Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Jamaica, Singapore, Brazil, Switzerland, the UK and other countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

For each country, critical business information is provided, including:

  • Telecommunication market statistics;
  • Regulatory agency contact information, including web addresses;
  • Incumbent providers;
  • Chronology and status of past auctions – successes and failures;
  • Timetable and conditions for future auctions; and
  • Regulatory goals and objectives.

This valuable Handbook also includes a clear outline of the role of international governing organizations and an insightful background briefing on why so many international governments are increasing the use of auctions, as well as why others avoid them.

Special reference sections make information easy to access and use. Resources include:

  • A comprehensive auction glossary;
  • A complete bibliography of both hard copy and online sources of auction consultants;
  • The results of the European Union’s consultation with industry players on spectrum licensing; and
  • Contact information for the world’s national regulatory authorities.

Interviews with spectrum experts and industry insiders provide readers with the information and advantages that only frontline experience can deliver.  In International Spectrum Auction Handbook, Policies for Licensing Radio Spectrum Around the World, you’ll hear from:

David Salant, leading spectrum auction expert, regulatory economics and telecommunications consultant;

David Rutchik, Executive VP for Corporate Development and General Counsel, and Bruce Rink, Sr. VP, Regulation and Development, Diginet Americas, Inc.  With operations in Panama, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina, Diginet has acquired its spectrum without taking part in any auctions.  See what their senior executives have to say about the trend toward auctions in South America;

Fares Salloum, Sr. VP, International Operations, GTE Corp. Hear about the 20-minute, four-round process in Buenos Aires.  Find out how GTE paid $301 million for the same frequency Telefonica paid $350 million for;

John MacMillan, Professor of International Management and Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School, and VP of Market Design, Inc., many of whose principals participated in the design of the FCC’s spectrum auctions;

Plus, Bryce Dixson of Bid Internet Auctions, Inc./NetLogic Holdings Ltd.; Dan Pegg, Sr. VP, Leap Wireless International; and Leslie Taylor, Leslie Taylor Associates.

Availability and Pricing

The 271-page International Spectrum Auction Handbook, Policies for Licensing Radio Spectrum Around the World is $395, plus applicable shipping, handling and tax.   For more information or to order call 1-800-822-6338 or visit the TRI web site at


Telecommunications Reports International, based in Washington, D.C., is the most respected provider of telecommunications industry news and analysis.  Since 1934, executives and policy-makers have relied on TRI’s comprehensive coverage and analysis of major industry issues and events.  TRI is part of the Business and Finance Group at CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business law information and software.

CCH has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients, covering a wide range of legal and compliance topics including securities, insurance, banking, telecommunications, trade regulations and government contracting.  CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer.  The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Business and Finance Group web site can be accessed at

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Editors Note: Members of the press interested in a review copy of the International Spectrum Auction Handbook should contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or



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