Valuation of mobile broadband spectrum in Taiwan

Plum was part of the study team which advised the National Communications Commission on the auction of the 2.6 GHz band in Taiwan. Plum’s consultants led the valuation work, which employed a combination of techniques including international benchmarking, econometrics, avoided cost modelling and enterprise valuation. The work also included an assessment of the potential impact[…]

A policy toolkit for the app economy

Information and communications technology has made substantial contributions to productivity growth, and productivity growth is the only sustainable source of income and leisure growth. The smartphone’s ubiquity and growth in apps means that mobile devices are now the key enablers of this economic and social progress. Europe has done well in terms of mobile-apps. It[…]

Valuing mobile spectrum in Mexico

Plum was commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank to provide advice to the Mexican telecommunications regulator, the IFT, on the appropriate way of valuing spectrum ahead of a number of auctions.  The IFT was set to significantly expand the amount of spectrum available to operators, and wanted to understand the appropriate level for reserve prices[…]

Ofcom publishes its decision on the change of use of the 1452-1492 MHz band in the UK

On 29th May 2015 Ofcom published its statement on “Variation of the Spectrum Access licence for 1452-1492 MHz…” This decision changes the use of the 1452-1492 MHz band in the UK  from DAB to Supplemental Down Link (SDL). SDL is a means of boosting mobile broadband downlink capacity using a unidirectional carrier aggregated with a[…]

Support to Ofcom’s review of fees for fixed links and permanent earth stations

Plum supported Ofcom in its review of administered incentive pricing (AIP) fees in the frequency bands licensed for fixed links, permanent earth stations (PES) and transportable earth stations (TES).  Plum advised on a pricing structure and price levels that would incentivise economically efficient use of radio spectrum.

Technical and pricing study on private mobile radio and trunked radio systems in Singapore

Plum and Aegis advised the IDA on technical, pricing and other assignment approaches for addressing congestion issues in the 400 MHz and 800 MHz bands used to deploy trunked radio systems (TRS) and private mobile radio (PMR) networks in Singapore. The study examined the likely development of standards and availability of equipment for PMR and[…]

All About That App

Plum prepared a study for a Fortune 500 consumer electronics, software and online services company on the app economy in Europe. The study estimated the size of the app economy, but also explored the (much greater) impact of apps use throughout the economy, estimating the benefits of app use in the transport, energy and health[…]