Plum supports new leading global research hub with launch of 6G vision

Plum Consulting, an independent consulting firm focused on the telecoms and digital sectors, acted to support The University of Surrey in launching its new 6GIC research centre and distinctive new 6G vision with a new white paper: The University of Surrey has been listening to and working with its industry members to forge a[…]

Plum acts as due diligence advisor on £100m equity investment

Plum Consulting, an independent consulting firm, focused on the telecoms and digital sectors, acted as exclusive vendor due diligence advisor to Zzoomm on the recently announced £100m equity investment. Zzoomm was founded by industry veteran Matthew Hare, who launched rural broadband player Gigaclear a decade ago, and this year hired former Virgin Media and TalkTalk[…]

Robindhra Mangtani

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob Mangtani.  Rob joined Plum at the end of 2017 during an illustrious career spanning over twenty years, focussing on technology, telecommunications, and digital systems, including periods at Tesla, Google, Ofcom and the CMA.  He had a strong interest in regulation, competition policy, and[…]

Discussing social value of spectrum at the 15th annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Tim Miller and Laura Wilkinson will be presenting a Showcase Session on accounting for the social value of spectrum at the 15th annual European Spectrum Management Conference on Monday 29 June (1:45 – 2:30 PM CEST). The session will highlight the social value delivered by telecommunications and the factors determining operators’ private value of spectrum.[…]

Plum presentation at the 5G Huddle 2020 in New Delhi

Yi Shen Chan delivered a presentation on the subject of spectrum pricing at the 5G Huddle in New Delhi, India. The introduction of 5G represents a step change in telecommunications infrastructure, compared to previous generations on mobile technology. It is imperative that the pricing of spectrum takes into account the economics of 5G deployment and[…]

International Harmonisation and Spectrum Management

Laura Wilkinson’s paper ‘International Harmonisation and Spectrum Management’ was published in Intermedia, the IIC’s journal. The essay was a runner-up in the IIC’s Future Leaders Competition.  It discusses the benefits and limitations of traditional spectrum harmonisation carried out through cross-country coordination between national spectrum managers, and concludes that national spectrum managers should, at times, prioritise[…]

Supporting the 5G campaign with Business & Industry

Plum recently worked with Business and Industry on the 2019 5G campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper on 6 December 2019, and the content is available online at ( The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the transformative impact of 5G on[…]