Challenges

  • Higher data rates but shorter propagation distances
  • Planning issues: mmWave platforms will require even more cells than 4G
  • Spectrum strategies and availability that vary from market to market

Our offer

  • Enhanced planning tools that can reduce cell numbers and cost without reducing efficiency
  • Research that accurately forecasts demand and likely business models
  • A clear understanding of regulatory environments and how to get the most out of mmWave in any of them

New business models, revenue streams and opportunities for growth: mmWave offers enormous opportunities – but it isn't without challenges

Millimetre wave (or mmWave) is a band of high-frequency spectrum between 24GHz and 100GHz that can be used in a broad range of products and services. mmWave enables higher data rates which offer a major boost for cellular networks, point-to-point wireless local area networks and broadband access.

However, mmWave has its limitations when it comes to propagation (the signal doesn’t go very far) and attenuation (the signal has problems getting through objects) which all means the structure of a mmWave network needs to be different. Typically, this is addressed by densification (using small cells), or techniques such as beamforming and massive MIMO.

Denser networks of course mean higher costs as well as complicated planning and regulatory hurdles. There is a lot to consider, which is where we come in.

What we offer

  • Experience: Real Wireless experts have advised governments on spectrum policy and conducted a number of technology feasibility and spectrum studies on mmWave
  • Network planning: We have a justifiable reputation for high-quality, cost-effective network planning, based on dedicated tools that we are continuing to evolve and adapt. We also understand and can respond effectively to the regulatory issues mmWave rollout may face.
  • Future-ready approach: mmWave will evolve – or, more accurately - the technologies that use or enable it will evolve. So will our response. Research and development are fundamental to our ability to manage a constantly evolving wireless ecosystem and to be ready for (almost) anything.
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Simon Fletcher, MEng MBA MIoD MIET

Chief Technology Officer

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Oliver Bosshard, MSc MBA MIET

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena, PhD CEng SMIEEE MIET

Managing Consultant

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Dr. Anastasios Karousos, MSc PhD MIET

Managing Consultant

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Dr. Hassan Osman, MSc PhD

Wireless Technology Consultant

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Stuart Mitchell, BEng PhD MBA MIET

Techno-Economic & Business Strategy Expert

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Dr. Alejandro Aragón-Zavala, MSc PhD SMIEEE MIET

Wireless Technology Expert

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Giacomo Bruzzi, MD

Fixed and Wireless Telecoms Expert

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Julius Robson, BEng MSc

Wireless Technology Expert

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Mathieu Boué-Lahorgue, MSc

Wireless Technology Expert

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Michalis Matthaiou, PhD Docent SMIEEE

Multiple-Antenna Systems Expert

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Moray Rumney, BSc

Wireless Technology Expert

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Naveendra Thiyagarajah, BSc MEng PhD

Wireless Technology and Standards Expert

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Sameer Lalwani, MSEE MBA

Wireless Telecoms Expert

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Prof. Simon Saunders, PhD CEng FREng FIET FITP

Wireless Systems Expert, Co-Founder and Shareholder

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Simon Wilson, BSc

Radio Spectrum Expert

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Dr. Tim Brown, CEng PhD MIET

Intelligent Antennas for Wireless Communications Expert

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Dr William Webb, BEng, MBA, PhD, DSc, DTech, CEng, FREng FIET, FIEEE

Wireless Expert

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