A report released yesterday by the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) reveals that spectrum used for land mobile radio (LMR) services in Australia generates economic benefits of between $1.99 billion and $3.72 billion every year.
These benefits far outweigh the economic cost of providing LMR services, indicating that LMR is the best possible use of those spectrum resources.
The report ‘Valuing Mission Critical Radio Services: A study of the economic value of land mobile radio spectrum in Australia’, prepared by Windsor Place Consulting, is based on extensive economic modelling and consultation with industry.
The report shows that, even using the most conservative estimates, utilising the spectrum for LMR provides the highest possible value for the Australian economy and community.November 27, 2014 11:21 pm
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