PPDR transformation centre

Plum was part of a consortium examining all aspects of Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) systems under European research programme FP7. Plum was involved in the development of the reference usage scenarios with the aim of identifying the typical current and anticipated future operational scenarios faced by PPDR operatives and the related communications needs,[…]

The economic impact of UHF in India and Pakistan

On behalf of the GSMA, Plum estimated the potential impact of additional spectrum awards to mobile operators in India and Pakistan, focussing on the sub-700MHz spectrum bands which could be released after digital switchover. First, Plum analysed the current television markets in each country, to identify how much spectrum could be released once the analogue[…]

Plum Aegis Merger

Plum Consulting London LLP and Aegis Systems Limited announced today that they have entered into an agreement under which the business operations of Aegis Systems will become part of Plum. Plum is a leading provider of strategy, policy and regulatory advice on telecommunications, spectrum, online and media issues. Aegis Systems is a preeminent independent provider[…]

Sub-Saharan Africa DTT requirements

The GSMA wanted to gain an understanding of potential demand for DTT in sub-Saharan Africa within the band 470 – 694 MHz.  In order to help the GSMA to achieve this aim, the study undertook a review of DTT requirements within an example set of countries and the implications for spectrum release based on RRC-06[…]

Spectrum demand for M2M applications

The study undertaken with Machina Research involved a comprehensive review of M2M wireless applications for Ofcom.  The study assessed the potential implications for radio spectrum of growing demand for machine to machine (M2M) applications over the next decade.  The work covered 149 distinct M2M applications across 12 market sectors.  The analysis identified key attributes that[…]

Mobile traffic off-load

The study conducted for the EC, DG CONNECT, considered the possible impacts of off-loading from macro-cellular networks using Wi-Fi, femtocells, and/or picocells.  It assessed the potential socio-economic benefits of traffic off-load in achieving DAE (Digital Agenda for Europe) goals, and the amount of spectrum that will be needed to achieve those benefits. The study considered[…]

Frequency band support for future mobile handsets

The study undertaken with the consulting firm RTT reviewed the evolution of global cellular frequency bands and multi-band handset support and considered the design challenges associated with supporting new frequency bands and the associated costs and benefits of such support.  The likely relationship between the number of frequency bands supported and the RF cost and[…]