Remote and rural coverage

  • It’s a big market: 17 percent of the world’s rural population has no mobile coverage at all, and 19 percent of the rural population is only covered by a 2G network
  • New approaches, business models, regulations and technologies are evolving that are making it more viable for service providers to deliver rural voice and data coverage – including mobile broadband
  • People in rural or remote areas will benefit, but so will industries in those areas – like mining and agriculture

What we do

  • Lead strategic initiatives and research projects examining the cost-effective extension of rural networks
  • Governments and industry consult our experts on the opportunities and issues associated with rural and remote voice, data and broadband provision
  • We understand all aspects of rural coverage, from the technology options to the groups that need it – from private citizens to rural businesses and major industries in remote areas

Why we are different

  • We have hands-on experience, most recently as Independent Assessor for the UK's Shared Rural Network Initiative, a programme to improve 4G-based services
  • We understand which frequencies and technologies are better suited to delivering mobile services across the widest possible area at the lowest cost
  • We believe that opportunities exist to deliver services to rural and remote areas, where traditional network services and operator models would fail any normal business case for investment

It’s happening now

More efficient technologies, better regulation and business models are being developed to enable rural coverage – and we are helping to develop them. For example, we believe that spectrum sharing and private network provision can offer opportunities to deliver services to rural and remote areas, where traditional network services and operator models would fail any normal business case for investment.

If you want to find out more about our work in advising the UK’s Shared Rural Network Initiative, or want to talk about your own ‘local’ challenges in getting coverage where it’s needed, then get in touch.

What we offer

  • Experience: Our consultants have decades of experience specifying, designing, installing, configuring and troubleshooting networks across numerous countries in both urban and rural contexts.
  • A wide frame of reference: We take a global perspective – our experts have a deep understanding of rural coverage and best practise in other parts of the world.
  • Support and expertise: Networks are getting coverage to disenfranchised rural communities, supporting the needs of public infrastructure in isolated places and increasingly connecting businesses or venues in the hardest-to-reach areas. We are helping to make this happen

Mark Keenan, CEng MIStructE MIET

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Bosshard, MSc MBA MIET

Chief Operating Officer

John Okas, BSc ACGI DMS

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena, PhD CEng SMIEEE MIET

Managing Consultant

Dr. Anastasios Karousos, MSc PhD MIET

Managing Consultant

Dr. Hassan Osman, MSc PhD

Wireless Technology Consultant

Stuart Mitchell, BEng PhD MBA MIET

Techno-Economic & Business Strategy Expert

Gary Stuart, CEng FIET

Mobile Network Deployment 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

Mike Walsh, BSc CEng MIET

Satellite Expert

Naveendra Thiyagarajah, BSc MEng PhD

Wireless Technology and Standards Expert

Phil Sheppard, MSc

Technology Expert

Simon Jones,

RF Systems Expert

White paper

The path to true 5G and what it means for businesses

Download
White paper

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

Download
White paper

Better mobile services for your building

Download
blog

Diversification, development and dialogue

Read more
blog

Rural broadband UK: opportunities lie in more openness in shared and local access spectrum licencing

Read more
blog

Rural or remote networks – global challenges and needs may be similar, but regional approaches can be significantly different

Read more
Coverage-tools
news

Real Wireless upgrades its COvET coverage platform to support mobile network deployment strategies

Read more
Shared Rural Network
news

Real Wireless appointed as Independent Assessor for UK’s Shared Rural Network Initiative

Read more
blog

Rail connectivity: don’t reinvent the wheel

Read more
Smart city concept
blog

Hard Times, Smart Investments

Read more
blog

Rural and remote connectivity: the height of innovation

Read more
blog

MWC 2020 preview

Read more
blog

A problem shared…

Read more
blog

Efficient deployment of small cells

Read more