Government & Regulatory

public space

Ofcom
4G capacity gains – We conducted a full assessment of capacity gains for 4G technologies including LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX 1 and WiMAX 2 based on our three-pronged approach to capacity. Particular attention was given to spectrum efficiency gains and capacity gains through topology. Work included analytical review and assessment of spectral efficiency simulations and trials results and conducted our own evaluation of spectrum efficiency based on the mix of devices and traffic on the network over a ten year timeline. Determined the relative gains of 4G over 3G for different technology feature combinations and forecast how capacity will grow against demand.

airport wireless coverage

Ofcom
Airport deployment study – We were appointed to conduct detailed interference modelling of emissions from LTE and WiMAX equipment operating in the 2.6 GHz band into the upper adjacent 2.7 GHz band. Output from this study informed both the spectrum awards team and the radar community of the impact of emissions from 4G technologies into the radar band.

wireless in public space

Public Safety Spectrum Policy Group
Spectrum management – Real Wireless’ International Spectrum Policy Advisor Mike Goddard chairs the UK’s Public Safety Spectrum Policy Group. The group determines policy for allocating spectrum to meet the communications requirements of all UK Emergency and Public Safety services. PSSPG advises Ofcom and the UK Government’s Spectrum Strategy Committee on the broad spectrum requirements to meet the essential needs of the UK emergency and public safety users both now and in the future. Here are further details of PSSPG’s work.

european_union

European Union
Trustee engagement – We are engaged by the EU to act as their Trustee to oversee the merger between T-Mobile and Orange. We have a specific mandate to ensure the commitments imposed on the parties in relation to spectrum divestment and existing roaming/share agreements are adhered to.