Not just the economy, stupid: a holistic approach to spectrum assignment

Sustainable economic growth requires an interplay between all domains of a country’s structural organisation – that is, its politics, its economy, and its society. Government and regulatory policy need to take account of all of these domains for it to be optimal. However, in several important areas, these interconnections are not accounted for – this[…]

Robindhra Mangtani

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob Mangtani.  Rob joined Plum at the end of 2017 during an illustrious career spanning over twenty years, focussing on technology, telecommunications, and digital systems, including periods at Tesla, Google, Ofcom and the CMA.  He had a strong interest in regulation, competition policy, and[…]

Discussing social value of spectrum at the 15th annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Tim Miller and Laura Wilkinson will be presenting a Showcase Session on accounting for the social value of spectrum at the 15th annual European Spectrum Management Conference on Monday 29 June (1:45 – 2:30 PM CEST). The session will highlight the social value delivered by telecommunications and the factors determining operators’ private value of spectrum.[…]

5G spectrum valuation and auction support in Taiwan

Plum, working with the Telecom Technology Center, supported the National Communications Commission on the 5G auction in Taiwan which concluded in February 2020. The work included a review of the auction design and rules, and the valuation of the 1800 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands to inform on the appropriate reserve prices. The[…]

Supporting the 5G campaign with Business & Industry

Plum recently worked with Business and Industry on the 2019 5G campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper on 6 December 2019, and the content is available online at ( The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the transformative impact of 5G on[…]

Plum at the 50th IIC Annual Conference

A number of Plum partners and staff are attending the IIC’s annual conference as part of Communications Policy and Regulation Week 2019. Sessions on regulating digital platforms, rethinking spectrum management, investment in infrastructure, and competition policy, will examine some of the issues we have worked on over the last year.