Tim Miller presented at the 11th European Spectrum Management Conference in Brussels on 23 June on how the evolution of 5G technologies and services are leading to the need for a change in the way spectrum management is considered. He explained the service-led definitions of 5G, before focussing on the spectrum allocation decisions that have been made – and need[…]
Tim Miller presented and led a panel discussion at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference in Bangkok on 26 April, on the spectrum requirements for 5G technologies globally and in the Asia Pacific region. Tim discussed how 5G technologies are defined and the services that will run over them, the evolution of demand, and the current work[…]
Tim Miller is taking part in a symposium organised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) on how improvements in technology and falling prices can be better reflected in measures of productivity. As prices for electronics and computers fall, while their capabilities rise, standard measures of productivity and wealth – such as GDP – will appear[…]
On 26 January David Lewin and Brian Williamson presented the findings of a study for ETNO at an event in Brussels. The study, now published, considers how best to change the regulatory framework for the electronic communications in the EU. The study makes a number of proposals as to how regulation of fixed broadband access[…]
In 2014/15 Ofcom, the BBC and Arqiva undertook a joint review of the ‘UK Planning Model’, the algorithms and assumptions used for planning DTT services in the UHF band. Some of the technical work in this review, particularly concerning the location variability of UHF signals, was undertaken by Richard Rudd of Plum Consulting, who also[…]
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) which concluded last week has identified a number of additional spectrum bands for mobile broadband. The main frequencies are the 1427-1518 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz bands. Of these, the 1427-1518 MHz (commonly known as L-band) is harmonised across all three ITU regions and offers significant[…]
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. The report can be found here.
Brian Williamson participated in a panel discussion at CEPS on platforms. The seminar aimed to answer two key questions: what is a platform, and is specific regulation necessary for online platforms? The panel discussed definitions of platforms, the dynamics of online markets and whether existing competition rules are adequate. More information on the conference can[…]
Brian Williamson spoke about telecoms regulation at the Great Telco Debate in London. Brian questioned whether we had the right framework for regulating the digital world. He concluded that the appropriate regulation should allow the apps-driven digitisation of the ‘offline’ economy and encourage network innovation and transition. Brian’s presentation can be accessed below.
At the GSMA/Huawei Mobile Broadband (MBB) event in Hong Kong Tony Lavender took part in a panel session on network development and spectrum in Asia. Tony’s input concentrated on the report Plum recently produced for the GSMA on the use of C-Band spectrum in London and Shenzhen. The report shows that while protecting the incumbent[…]