This paper provides a case study on how the UK is attempting to incentivise full fibre rollout (whereby every premises has a direct fibre connection), and the challenges which these proposals pose. In the past, the UK was the first to introduce the ideas of anchor product pricing and wholesale pricing freedoms. These were subsequently[…]
New Zealand has made a commitment to fibre to the premise investment supported by public funding, with further extension of fibre planned and national broadband targets announced on 6 October 2015.
The Netherlands telecoms regulator, ACM, proposed regulation of wholesale access provided by KPN in March 2015. Following the expression of serious doubts by the European Commission in a letter of 30 April 2015, the ACM revised its draft decision in July 2015, but nevertheless concluded that KPN had SMP and proposed price controls on copper[…]
Plum prepared a report for BT “This Connect’d Isle: building upon success in digital communications” in the context of the Ofcom Strategic Review of Digital Communications. The report considered outcome in the UK to date, future demand for fibre and the potential impact of structural separation. The report proposed the further reduction of barriers to[…]
Plum advised Batelco on the role it could play in building a nationwide fibre to the premises (FTTP) network in Bahrain. This study took place in the context of the Government of Bahrain’s forthcoming third national telecommunications plan, which was expected to include proposals for a nationwide FTTP network. Plum’s work comprised an assessment of[…]