Plum Insight: The implications of Brexit for telecommunications markets

The date for the referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union has been set. Companies within the telecoms sector, their boards and customers are all likely to be impacted if Britain was to exit – Brexit. Here we provide a short overview of the possible legal and regulatory implications for the telecoms[…]

Regulating for Quality of Service in Egypt

Quality of service is one the key metrics by which a mobile service is measured. Improving the quality of service that consumers experience is rightly important for Egyptian policymakers and regulators. Plum’s report, commissioned by the GSMA, explored how quality of service could be improved on Egyptian mobile networks to the benefit of consumers. International[…]

The case for lifting ex-ante regulation of wholesale local access in the Netherlands

The Netherlands telecoms regulator, ACM, proposed regulation of wholesale access provided by KPN in March 2015. Following the expression of serious doubts by the European Commission in a letter of 30 April 2015, the ACM revised its draft decision in July 2015, but nevertheless concluded that KPN had SMP and proposed price controls on copper[…]

This Connect’d Isle: building upon success in digital communications

Plum prepared a report for BT “This Connect’d Isle: building upon success in digital communications” in the context of the Ofcom Strategic Review of Digital Communications.  The report considered outcome in the UK to date, future demand for fibre and the potential impact of structural separation.  The report proposed the further reduction of barriers to[…]

Leaving a legacy: enabling efficient network transition

Plum prepared a report for BT on enabling an efficient transition from traditional to new Ethernet services in the business connectivity market.  The report considered relative pricing between legacy and new services, security of supply, legacy service closure and the appropriate scope of regulation during transition.

Regulating for effective competition in Mexican telecommunications

Plum carried out a major study for the board of the IFT – the telecommunications and broadcasting regulator – in Mexico. In March 2014 the newly formed IFT declared AMX a preponderant economic agent in the telecommunications sector and Televisa a preponderant economic agent in the broadcasting sector, with a review of market conditions after[…]