JRC Publications

This is a list of the latest JRC Public Documents.

Promoting Innovation and Investment in the IoT

JRC's response to Ofcom's document "Promoting Innovation and Investment in the IoT" highlights that utilities have for over half a century used machine-to-machine communications, but the security, resilience and latency requirements are far more stringent than the newly recognised M2M category. The growth of intelligent utility networks will result in the need for much more M2M communication which will almost certainly require dedicated networks and spectrum if the integrity of the operations of these critical networks is not to be compromised.

The Socio-economic value of spectrum in providing utility services to support their operations

In 2011, JRC conducted a socio-economic study of the use of radio spectrum in supporting utility operations . The report examined the economic value and the additional value to society of incorporating advanced telecommunications into a previously largely passive grid. The “additional value to society” refers to a number of non-marketable benefits which, although not creating wealth, are valued by society. The report concluded that the socio-economic value of a reliable electricity supply is at least 50-150 times the retail price of the electricity supplied.
The original report was based largely on historic data covering a period of some 35 years during which time western societies have become increasingly dependent on a reliable supply of electricity to support their standard of living. This new report follows up the previous work and applies further analysis, looking at the value of spectrum use to customers, utilities and society as a whole using more recent data.

Economic Analysis of Spectrum Pricing in the light of auction results in the first ten years

The very high prices achieved by spectrum when auctions were first introduced was an aberration. It is unlikely such high prices will be seen again in the future.
Auction conditions are a major determining factor in the prices achieved. Where a government has sought to set conditions to favour new entrants in order to stimulate competition, the prices have been lower than where existing operators have not had limits imposed.

The Socio-Economic Value of Radio Spectrum used by Utilities in support of their operations

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there might be an element of socio-economic value attributable to radio spectrum deployed by utilities in the conduct of their business; and if this is the case, to place an indication of the amount of socio-economic value which might thus be overlooked if an award is made purely on the basis of the economic value of the radio spectrum to the utilities concerned.

Response to EC Consultation

JRC has responded to an EC Consultation on the use of spectrum for more efficient energy production and distribution.

Response to Ofcom Draft Annual Plan 2011-12

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Response to DCG consultation on WAN Services Oct 2010

JRC Response to DCG consultation on WAN Services (22nd October 2010)

Response to Ofgem Smart Metering Implementation Programme Sept 2010

JRC Response to Ofgem Smart Metering Implementation Programme Prospectus (24th September 2010)

Response to Ofcom Spectrum Pricing Review, June 2010

JRC Response to Ofcom Review of Spectrum Pricing (22nd June 2010)

Parliamentary Briefing on Digital Economy Bill, Jan 2010

JRC briefing to Lords on Digital Economy Bill - 5th January 2010. JRC supports the amendment proposed by the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) at end Page 19, Line 24 (as detailed below)...

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