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.