Plum carried out a study of mobile spectrum harmonisation and availability across the Middle East, considering how the ever-increasing demand for new services and higher quality of service impacts on the types and amount of spectrum required. Our white paper considers how coverage and capacity requirements of end users can be delivered based on best[…]
Plum has provided expert technical support to ComReg in relation to the future licensing and use of the 3.6 GHz band (3400 – 3800 MHz) in Ireland, following the expiry of existing rights of use for fixed wireless access local area (FWALA) licences in 2017. This included advising on the appropriate technical and other conditions[…]
This study commissioned by Ericsson, Huawei and Qualcomm provides an independent assessment of the economic benefits that would arise through use of C-Band spectrum (3400/3600-4200 MHz) for mobile broadband services in Hungary, Italy, Sweden and the UK. Mobile broadband traffic is forecast to grow rapidly over the next 10-15 years. It is possible that there[…]
Plum undertook a study of the economic benefits of licensed shared access at 2.3 GHz. The study involved modelling the economic benefits of shared use of 2.3 GHz by mobile broadband services for Europe as a whole and for 7 case study countries. Plum interviewed regulators and incumbents in the case study countries.
As smartphones and other devices drive up data traffic on wireless broadband networks, governments are placing greater emphasis on spectrum policy as an engine of wider economic development. In many ASEAN and South Asia countries, there is currently a 200 MHz shortfall in spectrum assigned for mobile services compared to countries in Europe and North[…]
Plum reviewed the methods used for spectrum estimation historically and recommends a methodology for a GSMA assessment of spectrum demand as an input paper into the WRC15 preparatory work. The report considered: Traffic demand forecasting out to 2025 Economic influences on long term demand An appropriate methodology for spectrum forecasting. Plum also illustrated how spectrum demand calculations[…]
This paper discusses the recent development of European level policies regarding wireless broadband services, and in particular those adopted by the European Union. We address three main policy strands, namely broadband service provision in general, spectrum allocation and policies addressing competition issues in mobile markets. We find that the European Commission has successfully promulgated good[…]