The impact of liberalisation on the UK’s Directory Assistance Market

Plum carried out an assessment of liberalisation of the directory assistance market in the UK – both immediately following liberalisation in 2002 and in the subsequent 10 years. The study considered the nature of retail competition which has emerged, how price transparency has changed, and the extent to which Ofcom’s goals at liberalisation have been[…]

Assessing Batelco’s options to participate in the creation of a nationwide FTTP network for Bahrain

Plum advised Batelco on the role it could play in building a nationwide fibre to the premises (FTTP) network in Bahrain. This study took place in the context of the Government of Bahrain’s forthcoming third national telecommunications plan, which was expected to include proposals for a nationwide FTTP network. Plum’s work comprised an assessment of[…]

European policies supporting wireless broadband

This paper discusses the recent development of European level policies regarding wireless broadband services, and in particular those adopted by the European Union. We address three main policy strands, namely broadband service provision in general, spectrum allocation and policies addressing competition issues in mobile markets. We find that the European Commission has successfully promulgated good[…]