Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Attendee Biographical Details. (Spectrum Charging Round Table)

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Attendee Biographical Details. (Spectrum Charging Round Table)

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Martin Cave is director of the Centre for Management Under Regulation at the Warwick Business School. He is the author of the "Review of Radio Spectrum Management" for the Department of Trade and Industry and the Treasury. In that review he called for the government to "radically change the way in which spectrum is allocated". He suggested that this should be done through the marketplace for commercial use spectrum, with spectrum trading and auctions, and the continued reservation of spectrum for public service use, accompanied by an administrative charge. Gave is also an adviser to Oftel, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Competition Commission. He was previously vice-principal of Brunel University.


Richard Collins is professor of media studies at the Open University. His main areas of research and study cover media policy and regulation, and new communication technologies. He has a forthcoming book entitled The Consequences of Convergence: media and identity in contemporary Europe. His recent publications include Public Service Broadcasting Beyond 2000: is there a future for public service broadcasting? and Realising Social Goals in Connectivity and Content: the challenge of convergence.


Paul Grout is professor of political economy at the Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation, based at Bristol University. His research interests are in the privatisation and regulation fields, looking at areas such as contract theory, competition policy, regulation and industrial organisation. Grout is currently researching a contract theoretic study of the UK private finance initiative, asset values regulation and access pricing in the presence of competition, and the role of competition in regulated industries.


Ian Hargreaves is director of the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University. He also writes on media policy for the Financial Times and is a regular commentator for Radio 4. Hargreaves has previously been editor of the New Statesman and the Independent, deputy editor of the Financial Times and director of news and current affairs at the BBC.


Jim Hart is chief engineer at Channel 4 Television. Previous to this, he was head of engineering and then head of operations at the BBC. He is on the steering committee of The Production Show, which is the leading European event for the production industry for the launch of new products and services, covering such areas as broadband and engineering technology. Hart has also written on industry matters such as interoperability and signal flows within the open environment of digital programme transfers. …

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