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Our insights inform strategic decision making on wireless spectrum, infrastructure and technology equipment.

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

Real Wireless is the world’s leading independent wireless advisory firm. 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.

Profit, people and planet

CWIC conference Chair and Real Wireless Managing Consultant Julie Bradford reflects on a show with a timely theme. Wireless in…

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Real Wireless and Skarpe sign strategic collaboration agreement

Skarpe AS  and Real Wireless Ltd have signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the aim of complementing each other’s services…

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New partnerships for a new generation of wireless

Real Wireless Managing Consultant Julie Bradford considers the socio-economic benefits of connectivity investment Consumers are unwilling to pay a lot…

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Valuing Spectrum

Real Wireless Spectrum and Regulatory lead Abhaya Sumanasena takes a step back to consider why spectrum policy plays such a…

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Valuing spectrum

Profit, people and planet

Real Wireless and Skarpe sign strategic collaboration agreement

New partnerships for a new generation of wireless

Valuing Spectrum

Management

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Mark Keenan

CEng MIStructE MIET Chief Executive Officer

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 Technology 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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Oliver Bosshard

MSc MBA MIET Chief Operating Officer

Oliver runs operations at Real Wireless and brings over 20 years of international telecoms experience in technical, commercial, advisory and leadership roles to the team. He oversees our projects and their budgets and ensures all internal processes run smoothly. Given his background and interest, his focus is often on wireless terrestrial projects, inbuilding solutions and railway coverage, involving 2G-5G, Wi-Fi, TETRA and ESN technologies. In the last three years, Oliver has also worked on projects for the European Commission, the UK Government (DfT, DCMS, Ofcom, NIC) and other international regulatory bodies, assessing future technologies, spectrum regulation and the impact of coverage obligations.

Oliver is a frequent speaker at industry events, an advisory board member at two start-up companies and a university guest lecturer.

In his earlier career, Oliver was CTO at FWA provider Luminet (where he executed the first post-auction spectrum trade in the UK), held senior positions at a DAS/IBW vendor and a mmWave OEM – where his product creation won industry awards – and he pioneered railway coverage at Orange Switzerland (train, tunnel and track coverage).

Advisory Board

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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.

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Julie Bradford

MEng CEng MIET Managing Consultant

At Real Wireless, Julie specialises in the techno-economic assessment of wireless networks and is a thought-leader in this area for 5G architectures. She has a passion for delivering thorough, evidence-based answers to client questions rather than purely relying on opinions from others.

Most recently, Julie has been part of the Real Wireless team providing the commercial and socio-economic assessment of 5G network architectures within the European Commission 5G NORMA and 5G-MoNArch projects.

Notably, Julie also led Real Wireless’ Wi-Fi and LTE co-existence modelling project which provided results for Cisco in their 3GPP contributions on the LTE-LAA (License Assisted Access) study item. Julie was also heavily involved in the Real Wireless technical analysis that was published alongside and supported Ofcom’s consultations on the combined award of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands. Previously, she was a Communications Engineer at QinetiQ UK, a Consultant at PA Consulting UK, and a Senior Systems Engineer for Airvana UK.

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Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena

PhD CEng SMIEEE MIET Managing Consultant

Abhaya is a leader with a strategic approach and hands on experience in solving problems on spectrum, technology and techno-economic issues. His wealth of knowledge gathered over 20 years has helped a wide range of international companies, regulators and governments. Abhaya currently champions the spectrum and regulatory practice at Real Wireless and is the Chairman of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (UK SPF) Steering Board. He has recently led teams in delivering spectrum valuation for auctions, techno-economic and business case analysis for 5G use cases, 5G spectrum benefit assessment and developing future telecom strategy for MNOs, regulators, and governments.

Previously Abhaya led and delivered multi-million pound strategic network capacity programmes at 3UK. He has also played an influential role in maintaining UK propositions and developing policies on mobile spectrum at Ofcom and, as the Head of Capacity and Principal Engineer at Ericsson, provided leadership to deploy the UK’s first HSDPA network.