Open RAN

  • Radio access network (RAN) architecture is changing
  • Initiatives are underway to help define open, interoperable interfaces and to harness the technical and economic potential of virtualisation and white box components
  • The result could be a lowering of service provider costs and the addition of new capabilities to the network more quickly

What we do

  • We understand the potential of Open RAN, how it could impact your decisions and investments
  • Work with you to develop a strategy that make the most of architectural changes and their implications for equipment choices, service transformation and changes to business models
  • Provide support with hardware vendors, software vendors, cloud services, industry associations and the whole new ORAN ecosystem

Why we are different

  • Our experts have worked on RAN development for years – and even played a part in developing Open RAN architectures
  • We have helped to map out the options and trade-offs of open architectures for clients to assess the benefits of different technology choices
  • We have worked closely with the companies and industry groups developing and driving Open RAN

Always changing, always evolving

The architectures of radio access networks are evolving as a result of various technical and economic drivers. It’s a continuing process – of which Open RAN architectures are a significant part. But Open RAN is a slow revolution. Its development is also fragmented – not just from the point of view of objectives and standards, but also in terms of the political and regional agendas informing and, in some cases, inhibiting progress and consensus. This is an evolution that has huge potential and our experts can help you separate the opportunity from the hype to inform policy, investments, deployments and business models.

What we offer

  • Advice on RAN evolution: We are uniquely qualified to monitor and assess this network evolution on behalf of partners, clients and governments, having followed and influenced the evolution of RAN architectures for over ten years.
  • Helping develop your wireless strategy: Whether you’re an equipment vendor or wireless user, operator, regulator or investor, we can help you to understand how RANs are developing and what changes in network architectures could mean for you – both as a challenge and as an opportunity.
  • Future proofing: As a multi-disciplinary consultancy that includes engineers, economists, project managers, business leaders, regulatory strategists, industry analysts and, of course, wireless technology experts, we are better positioned than most to read the RAN roadmap as the route ahead reveals itself.

Simon Fletcher, MEng MBA MIoD MIET

Chief Technology Officer

John Okas, BSc ACGI DMS

Chief Commercial Officer

Julie Bradford, MEng CEng MIET

Managing Consultant

Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena, PhD CEng SMIEEE MIET

Managing Consultant

Dr. Hassan Osman, MSc PhD

Wireless Technology Consultant

Stuart Mitchell, BEng PhD MBA MIET

Techno-Economic & Business Strategy Expert

Dr. Alejandro Aragón-Zavala, MSc PhD SMIEEE MIET

Wireless Technology Expert

Caroline Gabriel, MA

Market Research and Telecoms Industry Analyst

Giacomo Bruzzi, MD

Fixed and Wireless Telecoms Expert

Ian Miller, MEng CEng FIET

Wireless Networks and Technologies Advisor

Julius Robson, BEng MSc

Wireless Technology Expert

Konstantinos Tsourkas, BEng MSc

Wireless Technology Strategist

Mathieu Boué-Lahorgue, MSc

Wireless Technology Expert

Moray Rumney, BSc

Wireless Technology Expert

Phil Sheppard, MSc

Technology Expert

Rupert Baines, BSEE MBA FIET

Technology Strategy & Marketing Advisor

Sameer Lalwani, MSEE MBA

Wireless Telecoms Expert

Prof. Simon Saunders, PhD CEng FREng FIET FITP

Wireless Systems Expert, Co-Founder and Shareholder

Dr. Tim Brown, CEng PhD MIET

Intelligent Antennas for Wireless Communications Expert

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

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