This report for DCMS developed an evidence base to support policy thinking and the business case for actions to build UK capability in key technology areas identified by the Telecommunications Diversity Task Force. It sets out a summary of Plum’s research findings, proposals for interventions and supporting rationale, theories of change and an evaluation on[…]
Plum produced two research reports on satellite filing and associated regulatory processes to support a client on the development of its strategy for next-generation wireless communications. The first report examined the regulations and processes for securing access to spectrum and orbital positions for satellite services, including case studies on Starlink (SpaceX) and OneWeb. The second[…]
This Plum paper considers the importance of the 28 GHz band (27.5-29.5 GHz) for satellite use in Asia Pacific. Next-generation high throughput satellite (HTS) systems are capable of delivering gigabit connectivity and the 28 GHz band is a key enabler to achieving this. For emerging Asian markets satellite deployments in the Ka-band can contribute to[…]
Plum carried out a study for AFD to identify companies with the capacity to benefit from non-sovereign loans in the digital sector in Africa, in order to refine its prospective data. Plum then recommended to AFD which companies to prospect as a priority.
Report co-authored by Robert Thelen-Bartholomew An analysis of wireless system requirements within the Hong Kong Hospital Authority estate. Specifically, consideration on the use of 5G networks, both private and public in the delivery of Hong Kong Hospital Authority requirements for voice and data. The project included an analysis of use cases, network design, and budgetary[…]
In order to support AFD in its prospecting for funding in certain countries, Plum carried out a study of the digital and telecom ecosystems of Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. The study provides a review of the legal and regulatory framework, the existing national infrastructures, the leading entities as well as the potential[…]
The overall objective of this project was to design and implement the award of the C-band (3400-3700 MHz) spectrum in Bahrain. In order to deliver the project, Plum considered a range of market, technology, policy, and regulatory factors. Potential use of the spectrum was examined alongside competition and social welfare concerns, and industry was extensively[…]
The omnipresence of digital technology in our daily life, its use and its impact on organisations and individuals, raises ethical questions about its role in our society. These concerns include consent and privacy, security, inclusion and fairness, protection from online harm, transparency and accountability. Notable examples include the Cambridge Analytica scandal and concerns about racial[…]
Plum was recently engaged to develop the latest ASEAN Digital Masterplan (ADM 2025). The ADM takes stock of the current state of digital development in ASEAN, and envisions ways for the ASEAN region to deepen its use of digital technologies to spur economic and social development. ADM 2025 was the third strategic masterplan for the[…]
Plum worked as a subcontractor to IPSOS on its 2020 superfast broadband State Aid evaluation report providing expert input on technology and other aspects of the rollout of superfast broadband in the UK. DCMS published the State Aid evaluation report in January 2021. The report can be accessed here.