Publications

Private cellular networks: opportunities, challenges and the future

Private cellular networks hold opportunities as well as challenges. Real Wireless prepared this white paper to support a recent free webinar to discuss the opportunities, challenges and future of private cellular networks for enterprise.

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.

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.

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

C-RAN – all still up in the air?

C-RAN seems to have been a long time coming. I first started exploring the potential of C-RAN back in 2007. Since then there’s been a great deal of industry talk and thousands of pages of standards describing dozens of C-RAN architectures. And I’m still waiting. Cloud...

Can Satcoms at sea improve operations on land?

We write a lot about the needs of industry and how LTE, Wi-Fi, DAS and 5G, incorporated into a private network, could improve logistics and security and underpin just-in-time operations for airports, sea-ports, factories, stadiums, malls or local government. But what...

Connected vehicles: The long and winding road

The automotive industry’s goal was for every new vehicle to be connected by 2022. Now, less than 18 months out, things are more or less on track. But on track for what? M2M vehicle connectivity is already widely available.  This enables a vehicle to be connected to an...

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