Are you looking to enhance your national policymaking, optimise regulatory frameworks, and shape the future of the spectrum landscape? We can help

Policy making support

Effective policymaking is not straightforward. Technically sound, legally robust, and economically viable policymaking requires finding the perfect balance. With our deep technical understanding, we offer evidence-based independent advice and sound arguments to help policymakers, government agencies and organisations to develop robust policymaking on spectrum, and other areas.

From solving issues with conflict of interest in formulating policy to allocating spectrum for different services such as mobile and satellite, our team understand the challenges government policymakers and regulators face.

Read our blog: Spectrum and policy considerations for the satellite sector

Regulation expertise

With a deep understanding of regulation, we can help you stay compliant and easily navigate complex regulatory landscapes. Our services include market trends analysis for strategic development, digital transformation, and regulation benchmarking, as well as impact assessments of modern technologies. We can support satellite filing, frequency regulation, and spectrum allocation discussions at the global and ITU levels. We also provide guidance on new spectrum-sharing models underpinned by deep technology expertise. Several regulators (i.e. Ofcom, ComReg, RTR, ICASA) have used our technical analysis as a foundation for their spectrum regulations.

Watch: Future-proofing regulation: A Real Wireless webinar

Advocacy support

Influencing government and regulator policies is critical in the spectrum domain. We provide information, expertise and resources to help understand the technology, market dynamics and benefits underpinned by our techno-economic analysis. Our regulatory advocacy support services enable you to amplify your voice and drive meaningful change. We offer strategic guidance by crafting compelling narratives to help develop comprehensive advocacy roadmaps and empower you to forge powerful alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders.

Read our blog: The proposed merger between Three UK and Vodafone UK: the consequences for the spectrum landscape in the UK 

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Spectrum requirements analysis and technology mapping

Our tools provide detailed analysis of available spectrum bands, empowering you to make informed decisions that optimise efficiency and enhance the performance of your wireless technologies. We also offer guidance on regulatory compliance, drawing on our in-depth understanding of spectrum regulations and continuous monitoring of legal developments, due to our positions in organisations like the UK SPF and Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. This expertise enables us to deliver spectrum and technology strategies aligned with the latest legal and policy requirements.

Read our blog: Spectrum opportunities for 6G/IMT-2030 

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Auction support and spectrum valuation

In an era of the ever-growing demand for spectrum resources, securing the right assets at the right price is paramount for ensuring your continued success. Our spectrum pricing and auction support services encompass spectrum evaluation and due diligence. We conduct coverage obligation analysis and cost modelling to estimate the expenses required to meet your coverage obligations effectively. We can accurately assess the value of your existing spectrum holdings and potential auction targets and help you benchmark spectrum values based on past auctions and modelling.

Read our blog: Spectrum opportunities for 6G/IMT-2030

Spectrum engineering

We delve deep into spectrum access mechanisms and conduct spectrum engineering studies, including spectrum sharing and interference analysis. Our experts develop the least restrictive and realistic licensing conditions based on an in-depth analysis of practical co-existence scenarios. Empower your organisation with our spectrum services and gain the edge you need to navigate the complex world of policy, regulation, and spectrum management. Contact us today to explore how we can elevate your strategy and drive future growth.

Read our blog: 26 GHz – A radical approach to licensing in higher frequencies to increase spectrum efficiency

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Benefits of working with Real Wireless

  • Evidence-based independent advice and sound arguments to help governments help robust policymaking.
  • Support for regulators to adapt regulation and policymaking to meet the requirements for the next decade with new thinking
  • Estimate the fair and economic value of spectrum with the advancement of new technologies to extract the market value of spectrum.
  • Develop the least restrictive and realistic licensing conditions based on an in-depth analysis of practical co-existence scenarios.
  • Conduct interference analysis among many systems and develop practical mitigation techniques and regulatory restrictions for network operators to get regulatory approval
  • Perform out use case analysis and demand assessments for different services, technology mapping and spectrum allocation at the ITU level.

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26 GHz – the opportunity for a fresh approach to licensing in higher frequencies

The 26 GHz band is capable of delivering fibre-like speeds with extremely low latency, but the high propagation loss poses a challenge to achieve wide area coverage compared to lower spectrum bands. This report proposes a hybrid licensing approach to achieve Ofcom’s objective of licensing this band as part of their commitment to the EU directive.

Network densification at 700MHz: the cost implications

In this exclusive case study, we provide an insight into how our modelling tools helped one regulator realistically calculate the cost of implementing its densification targets. September 2017

Techniques for increasing the capacity of wireless broadband networks: UK, 2012-2030

This project was conducted by Real Wireless on behalf of Ofcom in order to determine the role which existing and additional spectrum, notably a potential 700 MHz band, might play in meeting growing demand for wireless broadband capacity over the next 10 to 20 years. The role of additional spectrum is considered against the background of a wide range of other capacity-enhancing techniques – including LTE-Advanced and small cells – which the wireless industry is developing and which are expected to emerge over the study period. March 2012


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