Richard Thanki -

Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton

Richard is the author of two major studios in the economics of licence-exempt spectrum. The first was published in 2009 and was used by the FCC as a key piece of evidence supporting its decision to allow unlicensed use of the TV white space frequencies. The second, published in 2012, looked more broadly at the role license-exempt spectrum is likely to play in the development of the internet: in bringing broadband to the world’s people, connecting the ‘internet of things’ and building resilient and adaptable networks.

Richard is currently at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton and is the principal economic advisor for Real Wireless. Previously he was a senior consultant at Perspective Associates and acted as the deputy for Kip Meek, the UK’s government-appointed Independent Spectrum Broker. Richard was a Senior Associate economist at Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator, where he specialised in spectrum valuation and technical modelling, and competition issues across the sector.


Richard Thanki – The Importance of Licence-Exempt Technologies (pdf)


Previously spoke at:

iWeek 2012