A leading French economist, Professor Joelle Toledano, has just published a report which points to the importance of progressive spectrum management to innovation and economic growth. The report which was commissioned by the French Finance Ministry, in the middle of 2013, draws on interviews with major players and innovators from Europe and the US. It highlights the leading role played by the US and the UK in getting dynamic spectrum access started and points to the importance of licence exemption as a tool for accelerating innovation. The report is written in French, but an executive summary in English can be found here.
It will be interesting to see what actions French policymakers take in response to Professor Toledano's recommendations. France is very influential in developing European spectrum policy and contributes significant resources to working groups in CEPT and ETSI. So its Government's actions will be studied closely.