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Real Wireless is the world’s leading wireless advisory firm, providing unparalleled industry understanding, experience and connections. Our insights inform strategic decision making on wireless spectrum, infrastructure and technology equipment.

These insights are unique in the industry, delivered by our experts, bringing skillsets from regulatory and economics to a blend of in-depth engineering, technical understanding, and market and equipment knowledge.

In choosing to work with Real Wireless experts you gain access to our unparalleled wireless industry understanding, experience and connections.

The 5G era is making the unique skillsets of Real Wireless experts ever more invaluable: bridging the gap between users and the industry. Separating the hype from the real-world advantages, assessing the challenges and illuminating the commercial opportunities.

The Real Wireless experience

Connectivity has a role to play in almost every sector and service offering and in this short video, CEO Mark Keenan explains what to expect when working with Real Wireless: the wide range of expertise; the values that underpin our service offering; and how Real Wireless is uniquely resourced to address the challenges and opportunities the 5G Era in particular represents for wireless users and the wireless industry.

Hybrid networks – the challenges of combining public and private cellular networks

Date: 15 June 2023, 10am Where: BT, Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich IP5 3RE This event run by The…

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Cambridge Wireless

IEEE: Workshop on green and sustainable networking

When: 28 May – 01 June 2023 Where: Rome, Italy Real Wireless CEO, Simon Fletcher, will be attending the IEEE…

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Digital Catapult: REASON formal project kick off meeting

Date: 24 March 2023, Where: Digital Catapult Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless CEO, and Dr. Anastasios Karousos, Head of Network Modelling…

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Digital Catapult

6G: new business models for a new generation?

In today’s still-developing 4G and 5G world, numerous players are examining network slicing, private networks, massive IoT and other potential…

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Hybrid networks – the challenges of combining public and private cellular networks

IEEE: Workshop on green and sustainable networking

Digital Catapult: REASON formal project kick off meeting

6G: new business models for a new generation?


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Mark Keenan

CEng MIStructE MIET Director

Mark has worked in the wireless telecoms industry since 1992. Co-founder of Real Wireless, he took over as CEO in Autumn 2015, overseeing the development and growth of the business whilst maintaining the independent position that allows Real Wireless to bridge the gap between the wireless industry and wireless users. Extensive experience in design and implementation of major wireless systems in environments as diverse as Heathrow Airport, Wembley Stadium, Ascot Racecourse and numerous other large projects throughout the UK and The Netherlands. Mark provides strategic and technical advice to a variety of clients in different business sectors to help them understand how wireless technology can benefit their business and how best to achieve that.

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Simon Fletcher

MEng MBA MIoD MIET Chief Executive Officer

Simon has the overall technical responsibility across the company. He has spent the past 20 years working in the design and development of technical telecoms infrastructure. Beginning his career in technology demonstrators at Racal Radar Defence Systems, he moved to Telecoms Modus in 1999 to play a key role in the development of 3G products, and in 2006 he established a core architecture team that helped develop the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI), a global forum with a mission to assure the early adoption of LTE. His lengthy participation in Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) defining early C-RAN concepts brings great foresight on an important architectural element of emerging 5G architectures.

Simon is a regular speaker at industry events and is chairman of the Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless Conference Organising Committee and Small Cell SIG Champion. His long-standing association with the UK innovation eco-system, as a director of mVCE, member the UK5G Advisory Board and the Innovate-UK ICT-KTN, brings a wealth of knowledge on the application of strategic research through open innovation to accelerate product and service delivery. Simon’s technical focus is on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals, with an event horizon towards 2030 and sustainability strategy.

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John Okas

BSc ACGI DMS Chief Commercial Officer

John has many years’ experience in the wireless and telecommunications industry with both equipment vendors (Motorola, ComDev and Racal) and operators (including NTL (now Arqiva)). With experience in systems engineering, product management and general management he has worked with international development teams, manufacturing facilities and key customers. He has worked on many large and complex projects and bids for civilian and government wireless requirements.

John is an experienced general manager and board member in technology companies and specialises in managing complex business development projects. He is skilled at engaging with engineers at all levels in order to assess complex project challenges, the risks faced by stakeholders and developing mitigation strategies. He also has broad experience across many related areas including regulation, spectrum, machine to machine and vehicle connectivity.