Spectrum demand forecasting methodologies

Plum reviewed the methods used for spectrum estimation historically and recommends a methodology for a GSMA assessment of spectrum demand as an input paper into the WRC15 preparatory work. The report considered: Traffic demand forecasting out to 2025 Economic influences on long term demand An appropriate methodology for spectrum forecasting. Plum also illustrated how spectrum demand calculations[…]

European policies supporting wireless broadband

This paper discusses the recent development of European level policies regarding wireless broadband services, and in particular those adopted by the European Union. We address three main policy strands, namely broadband service provision in general, spectrum allocation and policies addressing competition issues in mobile markets. We find that the European Commission has successfully promulgated good[…]

Valuation of public mobile spectrum at 825-845 MHz and 870-890 MHz

Plum valued spectrum licences for 825-845 MHz and 870-890 MHz spectrum for the purposes of setting government expectations with regard to licence reissue prices. There were three elements to the study: A review of international evidence on the value of spectrum licences in the same or similar frequency bands as revealed in auctions and licence[…]

Valuation of public mobile spectrum at 1710-1785 MHz and 1805-1880 MHz

Plum carried out a valuation exercise for the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) to estimate prices for 15 year spectrum licences with a view to setting fees for licence renewal. Plum derived values based on modelling and benchmark analysis and assisted the Ministry is responding to operator comments. Summaries of[…]