Impact assessment of re-auction of 2.1 GHz spectrum in Hong Kong

In March and December 2012 OFCA published consultations on the arrangements to award spectrum in the 1.9 to 2.2 GHz band (2.1 GHz spectrum) when licences for existing assignments expire in October 2016. Plum was commissioned to assess the nature and scale of disruption including the cost impacts of OFCA’s proposal.

The economic and social benefits of 3G in Pakistan

Plum prepared a report for Qualcomm that appraised the economic and social benefits of releasing 2.1GHz spectrum for 3G services in Pakistan.  The report quantifies the economic benefits, in terms of a GDP impact and revenues raised from the auction of spectrum, and discusses the considerable social benefits from use of 3G services to enhance[…]

Plum Insight: Delivering spectrum for mobile broadband – the role of spectrum valuation

There is a widespread consensus that more spectrum needs to be allocated for mobile broadband. The ITU has forecast a requirement for 1720 MHz by 2020, up from around 300-600MHz assigned today. Many countries in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific have published targets to increase the amount of spectrum for mobile services by[…]

Harmonised spectrum for mobile services in ASEAN and South Asia

In this report for Axiata Group Berhad, Plum examined the state of current spectrum assignments and future spectrum plans across different regions, and highlighted the issues and challenges facing countries in ASEAN and South Asia. Plum found that there was a shortfall of around 200 MHz assigned for mobile services in many middle and low[…]

Setting reserve prices for mobile spectrum in Taiwan

This report, for the NCC, recommended reserve prices for the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz band auctions in Taiwan. Plum used a combination of international benchmarking analysis, cost reduction modelling and full enterprise value modelling to provide indications of spectrum value. This provided a range of estimates of spectrum[…]

Spectrum award support in Bahrain

Plum supported the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Bahrain with the award of 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz mobile licences. Plum advised the TRA on the following issues: Spectrum valuation using avoided cost modelling. Auction design. Spectrum packaging. Auction simulation. Spectrum licence coverage conditions. Industry consultation.

700 MHz band plans in Europe

Plum evaluated alternative harmonised band plans, 2×40 MHz versus 2×30 MHz, for the 700 MHz band for the ITU-R Region 1.  The study looks at the economic issues to inform the GSMA regarding the best candidate from these two band plans.  The study focusses on the costs and benefits from an operator perspective as well as[…]