Market analysis and cost modelling of wholesale broadband in TRNC

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[…]

Valuation of spectrum in the 2600 MHz band

Following a spectrum transaction in New Zealand, Spark required an updated value of its 2600 MHz spectrum holdings for use in its statutory accounts. Plum undertook a benchmarking exercise using its extensive database of international auction results, making adjustments for national income and licence periods. We then provided Spark with a guide on how results[…]

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[…]