With the switchover from analogue to digital TV broadcasting, Europe could benefit from the release of a very significant amount of spectrum, enough to give a new lease of life to the mobile – and to kick-start other industries. Sometimes called the “Digital Dividend”, this spectrum offers a unique opportunity to meet new demands for services and to support the European agenda for innovation. Most importantly, it could have a significant impact on the EU economy, driving innovation, job growth, productivity and competitiveness. Economic analysis of the impacts of different uses of the spectrum is the key to deciding how such spectrum should be used.
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