We have helped to build the wireless world of today.
We are helping to build the wireless world of tomorrow.
We can show you what that wireless world can do for you.
We are Real Wireless.
Real Wireless is the world’s leading independent wireless advisory firm. Its network of experts includes engineers, physicists, economists, security advisors, business strategists and deployment specialists. Real Wireless clients benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of specialists and custom tools that analyse radio network performance, techno-economic impact and the business model implications of wireless systems. With this unmatched resource Real Wireless is able to advise the industry and all user groups, spanning businesses to governments, mobile operators, regulators and technology companies on every aspect of wireless technology.
Real Wireless has applied this unique range of technical and strategic expertise to some of the UK’s biggest wireless infrastructure projects – from major stadium connectivity to shopping malls to transport systems — and has worked with operators, vendors and regulators on all forms of wireless connectivity. It has also advised governments and the European Union on the technical, social and economic implications of communications policy.
Real Wireless experts help clients to understand, select and deploy technology according to need; we deliver truly independent advice as we are not affiliated with any association, company or proprietary standard. That is why, with 5G on the horizon, Real Wireless is best placed to guide and advise businesses on the choices and opportunities next generation communications systems will bring.
Mark Keenan, CEng MIStructE MIET Chief Executive Officer
Mark has worked in the wireless telecoms industry since 1992. Co-founder of Real Wireless, he took over as CEO in Autumn 2015, he is overseeing the development and growth of the business whilst maintaining the independent position created that allows Real Wireless to bridge the gap between the wireless industry and wireless users. Extensive experience in design and implementation of major wireless systems in environments as diverse as Heathrow Airport, Wembley Stadium, Ascot Racecourse and numerous other large projects throughout the UK and The Netherlands. He provides strategic and technical advice to a variety of clients in different business sectors to help them understand how wireless technology can benefit their business and how best to achieve that.
Simon Fletcher, MEng MBA MIoD MIET Chief Technology Officer
Simon has the overall technical responsibility across the company. He spent the past 20 years working in the design and development of technical telecoms infrastructure. Beginning his career in technology demonstrators at Racal Radar Defence Systems, he moved to Telecoms Modus in 1999 to play a key role in the development of 3G products and in 2006 he established a core architecture team that helped develop the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI), a global forum with a mission to assure the early adoption of LTE. His long participation in Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) defining early C-RAN concepts brings great foresight on an important architectural element of emerging 5G architectures.
Simon is a regular speaker at industry events and is chairman of the Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless Conference Organising Committee and Small Cell SIG Champion. His long standing association with the UK innovation eco-system, as a director of mVCE, member the UK5G Advisory Board and the Innovate-UK ICT-KTN, brings a wealth of knowledge on the application of strategic research through open innovation to accelerate product and services delivery. Simon’s technical focus is on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030 and sustainability strategy.
Oliver Bosshard, MSc MBA MIET Chief Operating Officer
Oliver oversees operations at Real Wireless, bringing over 20 years of international telecoms experience in technical, commercial, advisory and leadership roles to the team. He is overseeing our projects, their budgets and ensures all internal processes run smooth. Given his background and interest, his focus is often on wireless terrestrial projects, inbuilding solutions, and railway coverage, involving 2G-5G, Wi-Fi, TETRA and ESN technologies. In the last 3 years, Oliver has worked on projects for the European Commission, the UK Government (DfT, DCMS, Ofcom, NIC) and other international regulatory bodies, assessing future technologies, spectrum regulation and the impact of coverage obligations.
Oliver is a frequent speaker at industry events, an advisory board member at two start-up companies and a university guest lecturer.
In his earlier career, Oliver was CTO at FWA provider Luminet (where he executed the first post-auction spectrum trade in the UK), held senior positions at a DAS/IBW vendor and a mmWave OEM (where his product creation won industry awards) and he pioneered railway coverage at Orange Switzerland (delivering over 200 km multi-operator tunnel coverage).
John Okas, BSc ACGI DMS Strategic Wireless Business Consultancy
John has many years’ experience in the wireless industry with both equipment vendors (Motorola, ComDev & Racal) and operators (including NTL – now Arqiva). He has held senior positions in the broadcasting infrastructure sector and product management experience with various teams.
A wide experience pool allows John to be an effective general manager and board member up to CEO level. Skilled at engaging with engineers at all levels in order to assess the complex engineering challenges and risks faced by stakeholders. He also has broad experience across many related areas including regulation, contract negotiation, market analysis, management of the tendering process and project management.
Above all else John is known for solving problems and ‘getting things done’.
Roger Jeynes Chair, Advisory Board
Roger’s early career included a number of senior technical, marketing and general management roles at IBM, EMC and Pyramid Technology in the UK, Italy and the USA. From 1997 to 2006 he was Chief Operating Officer of Interregnum plc, the technology merchant bank, serving as a non-executive director or chairman on the boards of more than a dozen investee companies and founding Interregnum’s Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) practice. A mathematics graduate of Sheffield University and Fellow of the RSA, Roger also holds a certificate in investment management from IIMR, and is Visiting Professor of Management Practice in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School of Anglia Ruskin University.
Gregory Bensberg MBE
He has previously worked as a policy and technical expert at Ofcom and the Independent Television Commission for over 20 years.
He acted as a key technical and regulatory adviser to UK Government Ministers whilst they were developing the UK government’s switchover policy. He was also responsible for leading Ofcom’s spectrum clearance programme (800 MHz and 2.6GHz); which the UK’s 4G spectrum auction in 2013.
He led the planning and licensing of the UK’s digital switchover programme including its UHF spectrum strategy) and its adoption of the DVB-T2 standard and the launch of terrestrial HD services in 2009. He also led Ofcom’s Digital Dividend Review project in 2005/06 which laid out the process and principles for the eventual European digital dividend programme.
Gregory is a chartered engineer and holds an MBA and BSc. He was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for his work in communications and media by being made an MBE in 2014.
Rob Ray BSc, MBA
Rob Ray is an investor/founder in notlost and was formally Group Director of Digital & Information Technology at the Football Association. He is a senior business and technology executive with more than 25 years in experience including 16 years working in media. He combines real start-up experience with the needs and demands of today’s global corporations. The FA appointed Rob Ray CIO back in 2010. He has worked to ensure that the FA’s centre of excellence, St. George’s Park would be able to bring benefits to the rest of the country by delivering a set of websites that include content on coaching on a weekly basis. Under Ray, the FA has also introduced the Whole Game system – a single point of administration to deal with affiliation, sanctioning, discipline and finance through an online portal. Rob is amongst Computing’s top 100 IT leaders in the UK.