Plum prepared a major study exploring the mutually beneficial relationships that exist between participants in the telecommunications sector, including connectivity providers and online service providers. The study sets out a view of the wider telecoms sector and value chain, and identifies a number of mutually beneficial relationships that exist between sector players, and which serve[…]
Plum Consulting launched a report that calls for European governments and regulators to prioritize the supply of 26GHz spectrum to accelerate the much needed rollout of 5G services across the European region and to enable its full potential. Commissioned by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Nokia, the report finds that incentivising innovation by ensuring mmWave spectrum[…]
The omnipresence of digital technology in our daily life, its use and its impact on organisations and individuals, raises ethical questions about its role in our society. These concerns include consent and privacy, security, inclusion and fairness, protection from online harm, transparency and accountability. Notable examples include the Cambridge Analytica scandal and concerns about racial[…]
Plum, working with London Economics, supported the Telecom Technology Center on a research project for the National Communications Commission (NCC) on the regulation of spectrum-related transactions and the assessment of competition issues associated with these transactions. Plum provided a series of reports which covering: 1) International developments around spectrum transactions (e.g. trading, leasing, sharing or[…]
Plum worked as a subcontractor to IPSOS on its 2020 superfast broadband State Aid evaluation report providing expert input on technology and other aspects of the rollout of superfast broadband in the UK. DCMS published the State Aid evaluation report in January 2021. The report can be accessed here.
Local journalism has a key role to play in civil society, providing scrutiny of local institutions and providing access to the public to ensure they make informed decision in civic life. As part of a recent study into the dynamics of the press sector for the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS),[…]
Report co-authored with Dr Gordon Ramsay, Dr Sami Stouli and Stephen Adshead Plum undertook a study for the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that examined the current status of the local newspaper market and its relationship to democratic participation (measure by local election turnout). The study also included an extensive overview[…]
A spectrum rights holder was seeking finance with its spectrum licence as part of the security. Plum assisted the potential lenders with a review of spectrum valuation and details of how the spectrum could be used or sold in the future.
The Department engaged Plum to provide advice on, and to review, the spectrum valuation modelling that the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) intended to use to estimate the value of a sub-6 GHz mobile frequency band in Australia. The first phase of the project required Plum to provide initial advice and evaluation on[…]
Plum undertook a market review of the wholesale broadband marked for the Informational Technology and Communications Corporation (BTHK), the regulator in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). In addition to updating a prior market analysis, the BTHK wished to determine the efficient cost of supply of fixed broadband access by cost modelling. The market[…]