Impact assessment of re-auction of 2.1 GHz spectrum in Hong Kong

In March and December 2012 OFCA published consultations on the arrangements to award spectrum in the 1.9 to 2.2 GHz band (2.1 GHz spectrum) when licences for existing assignments expire in October 2016. Plum was commissioned to assess the nature and scale of disruption including the cost impacts of OFCA’s proposal.

Assessment of Canadian spectrum auction rules

Plum was engaged by Industry Canada to review the proposed rules for the 2500 MHz spectrum auction. Our review was about the issue of XOR-OR bidding (and potential other bidding language variations) that might be adopted for the auction and has focussed on amendments being considered for the auction since the last general review performed in[…]

Spectrum reassignment in Hong Kong – the case of the 1.9-2.2GHz band

Plum was commissioned by the 3G licensees in Hong Kong to appraise the technical and economic consequences of the arrangements proposed by OFCA for reissue of 2.1 GHz spectrum licences on expiry. The project looks at OFCA’s proposals for competition and spectrum utilisation fees i.e. annual licence fees for spectrum that is not going to[…]

Advice on TV broadcast standards in Singapore

Plum and Aegis advised the Media Development Authority of Singapore on the development of a Code of Practice for TV broadcast standards. The study included a review of international standards and regulations for broadcast TV services across different distribution mechanisms including terrestrial broadcasting, cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT). A consultation with stakeholders was also conducted.[…]

Spectrum award support in Bahrain

Plum supported the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Bahrain with the award of 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz mobile licences. Plum advised the TRA on the following issues: Spectrum valuation using avoided cost modelling. Auction design. Spectrum packaging. Auction simulation. Spectrum licence coverage conditions. Industry consultation.

Valuation of mobile broadband spectrum in Australia

Plum supported the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) with the estimation of value for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum bands in Australia. The work was performed in conjunction with Dr. Melvyn Weeks of the University of Cambridge. To derive estimates of spectrum value for delivery of mobile broadband services[…]