Plum reviewed the methods used for spectrum estimation historically and recommends a methodology for a GSMA assessment of spectrum demand as an input paper into the WRC15 preparatory work.
The report considered:
- Traffic demand forecasting out to 2025
- Economic influences on long term demand
- An appropriate methodology for spectrum forecasting.
Plum also illustrated how spectrum demand calculations could vary according to a range of reasonable assumptions based on the GSMA model for M2M developed by Aegis and Plum in 2010.