The rapid spread of Covid-19 across the world has left governments imposing increasingly strong measures to reduce physical interactions and keep their populations safe. Economies have stalled due to a crash in retail demand and unavailability of workers; for those that can continue to work remotely, telecommunications have become a vital lifeline. The importance of[…]
Millions of devices – ranging from a large satellite to a tiny earphone – use the radio spectrum on a daily basis. Future mobile networks will require the radio spectrum for high-speed broadband services, low latency applications and massive machine type communications. There is also a mass use of Wi-Fi devices and sensors planned for[…]
Plum has recently undertaken a detailed review of Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN) technology, with assessment on commercial and economic efficiencies and regulatory policies. MOCN brings incremental benefits over Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) technology in that, additionally, MOCN enables spectrum sharing. With ongoing traffic demands towards 4.5/5G, we believe that MOCN technology and spectrum sharing[…]
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[…]
techUK, on behalf of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF), commissioned this study on spectrum sharing and Licensed Shared Access (LSA) to make proposals for the most acceptable specification for LSA for the UK.
This report presents the findings of a study that has been commissioned for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum to assess the current and future use of frequency bands which may be used by licence exempt wireless applications in the UK and Europe (hereafter referred to as “licence exempt frequency bands”).
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[…]
This paper discusses a new approach to spectrum sharing being developed in Europe and the USA. To date sharing of bands has been undertaken on a hierarchical basis with the incumbent use having priority over new uses. This does not provide some potential new users, and in particular wireless broadband operators, with the quality of[…]
This study, commissioned by Huawei, provides an independent assessment of the economic benefits that would arise through use of C-Band spectrum (3600-4200 MHz) for mobile broadband services in the UK. Mobile broadband traffic in the UK is forecast to grow rapidly over the next 10-15 years. It is possible that the UK may face a[…]
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.