Plum Insight : Qui respectera les obligations de Service Universel du Haut-Débit au Royaume-Uni?

Le 19 juin dernier, l’OFCOM publiait un appel à manifestation d’intérêt proposant aux opérateurs télécoms de devenir fournisseurs de service universel de l’internet à haut débit, au Royaume-Uni. Ce « Plum Insight » est un commentaire de cet appel à manifestation d’intérêt, il discute des spécifications de l’Obligation de Service Universel (OSU), de la manière[…]

Plum Insight : Maximiser l’efficacité du spectre avec les réseaux privés LTE

Malgré une croissance continue de la couverture du réseau mobile, il existe de nombreux domaines dans lesquels les professionnels souffrent encore d’une connectivité médiocre voire nulle. Les industries manufacturières, agricoles et de transport souffrent de la distance avec leurs sites isolés ou reculés, et constatent souvent que leur capacité à tirer parti de l’industrie 4.0[…]

Analyses de marchés des départs d’appels fixes et de l’accès mobile en Chypre du Nord

La République turque de Chypre du Nord (RTCN) a adopté sa loi sur les communications électroniques en 2011. La loi, entrée en vigueur en 2012, a créé l’Autorité des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (Bilgi Teknolojileri ve Haberleşme Kurumu, BTHK). Cette loi est largement basée sur le cadre réglementaire de l’Union Européenne ;[…]

Une étude internationale du Service Universel

Cette étude présente en détail les politiques de Service Universel pratiquées dans plusieurs pays (Canada, Croatie, Finlande, France, Grèce, Arabie Saoudite, Portugal, Suède, Royaume-Uni). Elle examine les services fournis aux consommateurs, leurs mécanismes de fourniture et de financement de ces services. Nous constatons que la portée et la définition du service universel varient considérablement d’un[…]

High performance wireless broadband: an opportunity for rural and enterprise 5G

Plum was commissioned jointly by UKWISPA[1] and INCA[2] to conduct an independent and updated assessment of the potential benefits of fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies, for provision of broadband services in the UK market. Our focus has been directed towards review of the performance levels available with modern commercially available FWA solutions. Within the study,[…]

Use cases, spectrum requirements and valuation of spectrum for private LTE

These reports examine use cases, spectrum requirements and valuation of spectrum for use by private LTE. The first report defines private LTE, considers environments where private LTE might be used focusing on industrial automation and identifies what spectrum these applications will need. To do this it sets out a methodology to characterise the identified private[…]

A Taxing Problem – the impact of tax on small businesses

Following our previous reports on the total cost of administration to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the impact of late payments, this study examines the issue of taxation on SMEs. For many new and small companies, profit margins can be very low, particularly when the cost of finance and building up stock is taken[…]

Wholesale local access charge control cost modelling – external review

Plum was appointed by Ofcom’s Competition Group (Financial and Economic Modelling Division) to carry out an external and independent review to assess the quality of a series of LRIC modelling workbooks and associated documents, in association with the wholesale local access charge control WLACC market review in the UK. Our work included a detailed review[…]

Defining a new regulatory regime for leased lines in Taiwan

In conjunction with TTC, Plum provided the NCC – the Taiwanese regulator – with three reports examining the current market for leased lines in Taiwan, providing input to a consultation on the appropriate regulatory mechanisms, and specifying how a regulatory cost model should be built. The leased line market in Taiwan has historically been regulated[…]

The Domino Effect – The Impact of Late Payments

This report examines the issue of late payments, which can have significant impacts on smaller businesses. Based on a survey of around 3000 companies across 11 countries, our analysis indicates that 11.0% of all invoices issued by SMEs are paid late, equivalent to a total of USD 1.01 trillion per year. Worse, 7.5% of invoices[…]