Plum has recently undertaken a detailed review of Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN) technology, with assessment on commercial and economic efficiencies and regulatory policies. MOCN brings incremental benefits over Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) technology in that, additionally, MOCN enables spectrum sharing. With ongoing traffic demands towards 4.5/5G, we believe that MOCN technology and spectrum sharing[…]
Plum recently supported the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda with its HDS-1 spectrum award (for the award of 700 MHz, 850 MHz and 2100 MHz bands). The award was carried out using a comparative tender approach. Plum advised the RA on the assessment of Applications and also advised the Expert Panel established to make recommendations for[…]
Plum recently supported the Telecommunications Regulatory commission of the British Virgin Islands with the award of 700 MHz, 1900 MHz and AWS-1 spectrum. The award was carried out using a comparative tender system and Plum advised on the consultation for this, developed the Invitation to Apply for the spectrum on offer, supported the evaluation of[…]
With so many areas affected by the potential British exit from the EU (Brexit) and the accompanying uncertainty, it is premature to form firm views as to how telecommunications players should react. Impact will depend largely on terms associated with withdrawal yet to be agreed between the UK and EU. Therefore, strategic planning and risk[…]
techUK, on behalf of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF), commissioned this study on spectrum sharing and Licensed Shared Access (LSA) to make proposals for the most acceptable specification for LSA for the UK.
As part of the UK Spectrum Strategy published by DCMS in March 2014, an expert panel was established to make recommendations on incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions. Tony Lavender of Plum was a member of the expert panel which has now published its report. The report can be found here.
At the GSMA/Huawei Mobile Broadband (MBB) event in Hong Kong Tony Lavender took part in a panel session on network development and spectrum in Asia. Tony’s input concentrated on the report Plum recently produced for the GSMA on the use of C-Band spectrum in London and Shenzhen. The report shows that while protecting the incumbent[…]
As part of the UK Spectrum Strategy published by DCMS in March 2014, an expert panel was established to make recommendations on incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions. Tony Lavender of Plum was a member of the expert panel, which has now published its report.
Tony Lavender chaired an event hosted at the European Commission Pavilion at the Milan Expo on 25th October. The theme was innovation in the digital single market in Europe and the first Licenced Shared Access (LSA) trial, which is taking place in the 2.3 GHz band in Italy. In addition to speeches from Roberto Viola,[…]
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[…]