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.
Plum advised Etisalat Nigeria on a range of policy issues in the context of the development of a national broadband plan.
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
Plum provided support to BT with responses to a number of Ofcom consultations on the 800 MHz / 2.6 GHz spectrum award. Plum’s input covered a number of issues including analysis of competition scenarios, spectrum caps, use of standard power and low power blocks, proposed auction formats and proposed bidding rules. In addition Plum facilitated[…]
The results of the UK spectrum auction for 800 and 2600 MHz were announced on 1 March 2013, in which Plum supported Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT) with advice on bidding strategy. We are delighted that BT achieved its objectives from the auction. The outcome has changed the nature of competition in[…]
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.
Plum supported ACMA with the estimation of spectrum value for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands in Australia based on potential savings in network cost enabled by additional spectrum. The work included the development of a comprehensive cost model of 3G and 4G network deployment and the simulation of an auction to estimate final[…]
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[…]