Challenges

  • Spectrum strategy is becoming more complex: regulation, spectrum access, spectrum cost, coverage mandates and even lack of spectrum will affect decision-making
  • New licencing, spectrum sharing and deployment models, as well as new players and new bands are changing the way spectrum is used
  • Pressure on spectrum is coming from growth in mobile data usage – from people, businesses and even machines

Our offer

  • Strategic advice to guide your response to auctions and coverage mandates
  • An informed assessment of spectrum policy and access in all markets
  • Network modelling strategies underpinned by a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis allied to a solid techno-economic framework

Regulators are under pressure to release more spectrum; MNOs are constantly seeking more of the spectrum as 5G rolls out.

Spectrum rules and policies are changing – and its availability differs across markets. How do you prepare for auctions of new spectrum? Is the spectrum on offer enough to cope with projected demand? What are the rules – and will they change? Can new spectrum sharing schemes involving CBRS, Europe’s Licensed Shared Access and TVWS, among others, free up airwaves and boost revenue opportunities? And what are the spectrum implications of network slicing and more localised deployments targeting industrial applications?

What we offer

  • Experience: We have long-term experience in network planning that can make the most of available spectrum and meet coverage requirements while keeping costs down. We also use our own unique spectrum modelling system called CAPISCE.
  • A long history of engagement: We have long been heavily engaged in various areas of the international 5G programme through many projects and research activities that have given us important insights into spectrum strategy. Our knowledge extends across challenges both technological and economic. We have worked with and for a number of regulatory bodies and governments.
  • Understanding: We have an understanding of the multiple complex strategies that are driving spectrum policy and regulation around the world – and what they could mean for you. We have developed a framework to compare spectrum sharing approaches not just for individual MNOs but also for regulators.
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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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John Okas, BSc ACGI DMS

Chief Commercial Officer

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Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena, PhD CEng SMIEEE MIET

Managing Consultant

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Stuart Mitchell, BEng PhD MBA MIET

Techno-Economic & Business Strategy Expert

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Ade Ajibulu, MA MPhil

Economic and Regulatory Advisor

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Becky Stuttard, BA MSc

Economic and Business Strategy Advisor

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Caroline Gabriel, MA

Market Research and Telecoms Industry Analyst

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Greg Bensberg, CEng FIET

Wireless Expert

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Ian Miller, MEng CEng FIET

Wireless Networks and Technologies Advisor

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Julian McGougan,

Technology and Policy Expert

Mike Goddard profile image

Mike Goddard, OBE BSc CEng FIET

International Spectrum Policy Advisor

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Phil Sheppard, MSc

Technology Expert

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Richard Thanki, MA (Oxon)

Economic Advisor

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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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