Plum Insight – Balancing act: regulating space services

Understanding the regulations adopted by national regulators for the authorisation of space services can be a challenging task. Over the years, various authorisation schemes have evolved and been adopted in different countries. However, by its very nature, the space sector requires international cooperation, and the lack of standardisation has resulted in different requirements for the[…]

Flexible Spectrum Access Methods

This report, commissioned by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, considers future flexible spectrum access methods.  Flexible access and spectrum sharing were key features of the UK Strategy Published in 2014. In this report we consider the state of play on spectrum access in the UK (from dedicated national licensing through to licence-exempt), techniques for enabling[…]

A toolkit for enabling mobile broadband

Plum produced a comprehensive toolkit for the GSMA covering the allocation of spectrum, awarding of licences, and formation of regulation to enable mobile broadband rollout – particularly in developing countries.  The toolkit covered topics as diverse as deciding on which spectrum to allocate to mobile networks, to monitoring its use and working out the best[…]

Regulatory capacity building for mobile broadband

As part of a major Study for the Papua New Guinea (PNG) regulator we provided assistance to Incyte in respect of the regulation of radio spectrum.  The specific issues  covered were how to calculate the cost of spectrum that was proposed to be traded in the future and how to award 700 MHz spectrum and liberalise[…]

Radio spectrum licensing in Qatar

The study covered the licensing of all services that required access to the radio spectrum.  In addition recommendations were provided on what spectrum and services should be licence exempt. The first part of the study involved a comprehensive benchmarking study of licensing approaches adopted in a number of agreed countries including the UK and the US. […]