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 presented a Showcase Session on accounting for the social value of spectrum at the 15th annual European Spectrum Management Conference. The session highlighted the social value delivered by telecommunications and the factors determining operators’ private value of spectrum. It also discussed adaptation of existing spectrum valuation methods and the role[…]

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[…]

Plum at the 50th IIC Annual Conference

A number of Plum partners and staff are attending the IIC’s annual conference as part of Communications Policy and Regulation Week 2019. Sessions on regulating digital platforms, rethinking spectrum management, investment in infrastructure, and competition policy, will examine some of the issues we have worked on over the last year.