Despite continuing growth in mobile network coverage, there are many areas where enterprise users suffer from no, or poor, connectivity. Manufacturing, agricultural and transport industries in these regions suffer from their remote locations, and they often find that their ability to benefit from Industry 4.0 – the automation through connected machines – is limited. This[…]
Plum was commissioned jointly by UKWISPA and INCA 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,[…]
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[…]
This report, commissioned by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, considers future flexible spectrum access methods. Flexible access and spectrum sharing were key features of the UK Strategy Published in 2014. In this report we consider the state of play on spectrum access in the UK (from dedicated national licensing through to licence-exempt), techniques for enabling[…]
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.