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LTE and HSPA: timing of features report

Our report on the features of LTE and HSPA and how they might change over time has just been published. This includes a detailed look at the standards, comparing the roadmap of capabilities which will emerge from the 3G standards. It also includes a roundup of the mobile devices which have been announced by manufacturers and an exclusive look at a survey of manufacturers (conducted by the nice folks at Rethink Research) regarding their plans to support various features and frequency bands in future devices.

The full report is available here, and the wider consultation documents published by Ofcom are here.

800 MHz coverage obligation report published

Our report on the cost of extending an 800 MHz coverage obligation for the UK has just been published by Ofcom, alongside their further consultation on the award of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum.

Example of extending LTE 800 MHz coverage for mid and North Wales

We extended our modeling tools specifically for the purpose to allow us to efficiently place new sites – both macrocells and small cells – on a cost-efficient basis, taking full account of terrain and the locations of users.

The full report is available here, and the wider consultation documents are here. Further information on this project is available here.


Long-term Mobile Capacity Issues: New Project for Ofcom

Real Wireless have been appointed by Ofcom to investigate long-term capacity issues for mobile networks. The project involves a cost-benefit assessment which accounts for:

· demand

· technology

· topology (offload and small cell) and

· spectrum issues

over the next 20 years. The study follows our earlier study for Ofcom on the capacity gains associated with 4G mobile technology .

We would welcome input from industry generally to help inform this study. Please e-mail info with any relevant information and we will be in contact.

Speaking at Westminster e-Forum on 10th November

Real Wireless are speaking at the Westminster EForum event Delivering the UK’s Broadband Future. We’re joining a panel of distinguished guests from Neil, Everything Everywhere, Hughes Systems and others to debate the issues involved in covering not-spots and ensuring national coverage.

The event is on Tuesday 10th November at Sixty One Whitehall, London. Full details at:


Handy links to spectrum discussions in UK parliament

There have been several discussions on spectrum in UK parliamentary circles recently. We thought it would be useful to gather these in one place for reference:


Transcript:  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/news/committee-announces-new-inquiry-into-spectrum/

Video: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=8662

“Next-Generation Mobile Broadband: Technology and Business”: New Training Course

Intellect home

Real Wireless is proud to announce that we are collaborating with Intellect – who represent the UK technology industry – to offer a one-day comprehensive update on the latest trends in the mobile market and networks. The course will be run at Intellect’s offices for the first time on 3rd October 2011 and includes details of:

  • Mobile broadband demand
  • Changing mobile business structures
  • Technology evolution (3G, LTE, WiMAX etc)
  • Regulatory framework
  • Spectrum
  • Mobile network topology evolution
  • Future trends
The course covers both UK and International (US, Europe, BRICs and beyond) mobile market trends together with technology insights drawn from deep insights based on working with operators, regulators and vendors at the forefront of this fast-moving industry.  The briefing is suitable for both those in the mobile industry needing a refresher and other businesses, such enterprises and system integrators, with a critical need to keep their mobile strategy updated.
See Intellect’s website for full details of the course and booking information.