Challenges and opportunities of broadcast-broadband convergence and its impact on spectrum and network use

Plum led a 12 month study, working with Farncombe, to assess the options for future use of UHF spectrum in the EU – with a focus on the case for and against a converged mobile/DTT platform. The study involved: Wide consultation with, and three workshops for, industry players A detailed assessment of how audio-visual services[…]

The impact of mobile broadband in Egypt

Plum carried out a study into the social, cultural and economic benefits that would be expected if the government of Egypt released sufficient spectrum to mobile operators in order to overcome short-term and medium-term capacity constraints.  The study built a model of the market with and without the spectrum, and looked at the impact on[…]

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[…]

Interference studies in the 2.3 GHz band

MOD had been considering the implications of clearing spectrum for release in the 2.3 GHz bands.  This involved not only re-planning the frequency use of existing and future MOD systems but also consideration of the potential for interference to and from these systems with respect to anticipated use of the released spectrum, namely LTE.  These studies provided[…]

Sharing between IMT and DTT

This study considered the feasibility of co-channel co-existence between IMT and DTT systems operating in the 470 – 694/698 MHz band. The study focussed on the impact of interference from IMT into DTT systems. Due to relatively high antenna gains, EIRP values and fixed antenna masts positioned above the clutter, the protection of DTT receivers[…]