Survey of cognitive radio developments

The study undertaken with consulting firm RTT reviewed the standardisation activities for cognitive radio.  The activities of ETSI, IEEE, IETF and ECMA were examined in detail.  As part of the study the key barriers and enablers of the adoption of cognitive radio were identified as shown in the figure below. The study also explored various[…]

Laying the foundations for a new regulatory paradigm in Europe

Europe has seen a protracted debate about the policy foundations for investment and competition during the transition from copper to fibre networks. This is best understood in the context of the existing approach which is focussed on entrant based competition via cost oriented access to copper. Whilst the rhetoric of the “ladder of investment” may[…]

Impact of spectrum assignment approaches on growth and jobs

Plum prepared a paper for Vodafone assessing the potential consequences of different spectrum assignment approaches being considered in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular the paper discusses three case studies: Kenya, where a single, monopoly wholesale LTE network based on a public private partnership (PPP) model was being considered by the Government Ghana, where incumbent operators were[…]