One of the closely watched topics at WRC-15 is the agenda items for the next WRC and in particular identifying spectrum allocations above 6 GHz for mobile broadband services. If the experience from recent years is anything to go by, the search for new mobile spectrum is likely to be contentious.
New Zealand has made a commitment to fibre to the premise investment supported by public funding, with further extension of fibre planned and national broadband targets announced on 6 October 2015.
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.
Plum carried out an exercise for Telecom Argentina looking at the value of spectrum in various bands for their operations in Paraguay. This project was designed to inform Telecom Argentina of the relative value of spectrum, and to influence their future strategy around participation in spectrum auctions and other spectrum acquisition.