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Wireless Developments in 2020: Our Predictions

Every year the wireless industry sees new achievements and faces new challenges. Looking ahead at the new year – and in fact the new decade – our experts have compiled a summary of the new developments we expect to see and what the industry needs to do to meet the challenges of the coming years. Topics include transportation, rural reach and private networks

Real Wireless report on the business case for 5G – in collaboration with Deutsche Telecom and Telefonica

Last year, experts from Real Wireless worked with colleagues from Deutsche Telecom and Telefonica to publish a paper on the business case for 5G mobile broadband in a dense urban area. Such collaborations showcase the authority Real Wireless brings to partnership – as the world’s leading independent wireless experts, we work with leading operators, regulators, governments and enterprises from around the world.

The Potential Impact of Switching Off 2G in the UK

The UK’s three 2G networks, which have been operating since the 1990s, still provide voice and machine- to-machine (M2M) services to important segments of these markets. While voice user numbers are falling rapidly, M2M quantities are growing and include the national smart meter network, which is still being deployed. 2G voice and text services are typically used by the elderly, who want simple, non-touchscreen phones – so called ‘senior phones’ – and by tourists coming to the UK.

5G Sourcebook

Welcome to the Real Wireless 5G Sourcebook. Here you will find insights, analyses and commentaries from Real Wireless experts on 5G, how it has changed and developed in recent years and where it could – and possibly should – be going.

Network densification at 700MHz: the cost implications

In this exclusive case study, we provide an insight into how our modelling tools helped one regulator realistically calculate the cost of implementing its densification targets.

September 2017

5G early learning

5G means new technology challenges and new rollout demands, not to mention new services, business models, products and partnerships. As we enter the last six months of the highly significant and influential 5G-PPP Phase 1 project 5G-NORMA, and begin our next 5G-PPP project, 5G-MoNArch, we reflect on progress towards 5G.

July 2017

Identification and quantification of key socio-economic data to support strategic planning for the introduction of 5G in Europe

This study fills a major void in 5G research by forecasting the qualitative and quantitative socio-economic benefits of 5G. The study has been closely aligned with 5G-PPP activities and more than 150 experts have contributed to the research.

Techniques for increasing the capacity of wireless broadband networks: UK, 2012-2030

This project was conducted by Real Wireless on behalf of Ofcom in order to determine the role which existing and additional spectrum, notably a potential 700 MHz band, might play in meeting growing demand for wireless broadband capacity over the next 10 to 20 years. The role of additional spectrum is considered against the background of a wide range of other capacity-enhancing techniques – including LTE-Advanced and small cells – which the wireless industry is developing and which are expected to emerge over the study period.

March 2012

Under pressure: tackling railway connectivity in 2016

Wireless connectivity on trains remains a significant technical and commercial challenge. Although rail passengers across the globe are now familiar with the presence of on-board Wi-Fi, the limited capacity of such services remains a significant obstacle to delivering the reliable performance that’s increasingly demanded by regulators and passengers.

And as rail operators face growing pressure from passengers and governments to tackle the wireless challenge, momentum is growing around the world to develop convincing solutions.

December 2016

March 2012

News & Events

The Potential Impact of Switching off 2G in the UK

While the UK has started the deployment of 5G networks, the older 2G networks will inevitably face switch off (or sunset) at some point. This is despite being relied on by the elderly, users in rural locations and numerous machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, such...

MWC 2020 preview

Some of the headline topics for MWC 2020 appear pretty generic – connectivity in the 5G era and the commercial implications of the (fairly meaningless) industry X concept – reflecting the continuing desire to create the broad church of the mobile ecosystem. However,...

AutoAir 5G transport project extended

Real Wireless will continue to play a key role in the AutoAir consortium, which has received a further £1.8m in funding from the UK government (DCMS) taking the total project investment from the government to nearly £6m. Matched industry funding now totals more than...

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