WRC-15 mobile broadband round-up: jumping on the L-bandwagon

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) which concluded last week has identified a number of additional spectrum bands for mobile broadband. The main frequencies are the 1427-1518 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz bands. Of these, the 1427-1518 MHz (commonly known as L-band) is harmonised across all three ITU regions and offers significant[…]

Brian Williamson participated in a panel discussion at CEPS on “What is a platform and should they be regulated?”

Brian Williamson participated in a panel discussion at CEPS on platforms. The seminar aimed to answer two key questions: what is a platform, and is specific regulation necessary for online platforms? The panel discussed definitions of platforms, the dynamics of online markets and whether existing competition rules are adequate. More information on the conference can[…]

Brian Williamson spoke at the Great Telco Debate in London

Brian Williamson spoke about telecoms regulation at the Great Telco Debate in London. Brian questioned whether we had the right framework for regulating the digital world. He concluded that the appropriate regulation should allow the apps-driven digitisation of the ‘offline’ economy and encourage network innovation and transition. Brian’s presentation can be accessed below.

Plum study on Licensed Shared Access for spectrum

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum commissioned a study from Plum Consulting to assess spectrum sharing in general and the Licensed Shared Access (LSA) mechanism, and make proposals for the most acceptable specification for LSA for the UK. Based on the outcome of Plum’s research and stakeholder interviews, the paper considers and makes the following recommendations[…]

Val Jervis spoke at the1st Energise Workshop on Smart Grids

Val Jervis spoke at the 1st Energise Workshop on communication infrastructure strategies for Smart Grid applications. The aim of the 1st ENERGISE workshop was to gather smart grid experts from NRAs, national ministries and industry associations in Europe.  Val’s presentation addressed the challenges of collaboration between utilities and telecommunication operators, what the communications requirements are[…]

Tony Lavender spoke at the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 on Public-Private sharing

Tony Lavender spoke at the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 on Public-Private sharing. Tony’s presentation introduced the basics of spectrum sharing from a technical, economic and regulatory perspective and highlighted the key issues that arise in public-private spectrum sharing. This presentation builds on the study Plum is currently doing for the UK Spectrum Forum[…]