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As the connectivity needs of business, individuals and industry ramps up, so must government and regulatory coverage evolve. Spectrum need, end user expectations and the transition to 5G are presenting a new set of challenges; many of which weren’t even contemplated a few years back. Real Wireless provides informed, independent, up-to-date specialist knowledge to enable regulators and governments not only make decisions but to do so quickly, fairly and effectively.

Today’s regulatory challenges take a clear understanding of the changing wireless landscape and the ability to make quick decisions. We provide both.

Questions and challenges confronting regulators include how to manage spectrum in a manner that balances the often conflicting pressures from several sectors that want to use it — from cellular to satellite and wireless into broadcasting; how do you guarantee that there is a competitive landscape which may benefit all end users? Taking into consideration likely system installation costs, and balancing a particular region’s needs with international spectrum deployment plans is a complex equation.

How to deliver a national digital strategy at a municipal level. How to balance the spectrum demands of the wireless industry and policy issues connected to the development and groth of personal networks deployments?

Regulators can not take years deciding; the slower the decision-making procedure the more delay will affect the opportunity to market of technology and the growth of infrastructure that may boost economic development. Knowing how to induce the development of strong and economically sustainable connectivity requires the capability to take into account numerous variables from wireless propagation, in-building penetration, to reuse of spectrum and much more — a vast assortment of issues, requiring both technical knowledge and a global standpoint.

That is exactly what Real Wireless can contribute to authorities and regulatory bodies of all sizes as they work throughout the instantaneous wireless demands of the cities, states or areas and the connectivity demands of the very close to future. Our experts offer real insights to all technology choices involved and all related concerns — from infrastructure costs to installation expenses, from device availability to spectrum management, from international spectrum harmonisation to international regulatory mechanisms. We’ve got a solid understanding — specialized and, of course, regulatory — of spectrum policy and the socioeconomic consequences of regional and national communications programs, and have informed authorities and governments globally.

Decisions have to be made — and Real Wireless can help in making those decisions. We can give the global perspective of specialists that have contributed to international radio conferences and chaired high-level committees as well as specialists who’ve planned, costed and rolled out actual networks in the early days of mobile to 4G and the dawn of 5G. We all know how mechanisms work — both technological and regulatory — and we understand how to get results.

In all levels of government there’s a continuing requirement to understand what social and financial advantages wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and LTE can offer, together with another necessity — to develop an awareness of the way and at what price these advantages could be realised.

Wireless strategy isn’t merely a concern for consumers or industry. It matters more than to authorities. Grasping the concepts and implications of power management, future license terms, community slicing, the value of spectrum, effective competition and new electronic business models is necessary to comprehending the new ways in which wireless can help authorities to deal with economic and social demands.

Is liberated Wi-Fi across essential public areas of a significant town viable? What are the policy implications of expanding 4G coverage? How do spectrum allocation fulfill the vital needs of a country or region’s emergency and public safety users? How should’smart cities’ occur? How can major mergers between operators affect future infrastructure and spectrum conditions?

These are questions we’ve researched; we continue to research and have been instrumental in answering on behalf of authorities at local, regional, national and international level.

The list of these authorities is a long one, taking in regional UK councils, the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, the Scottish Government, Ofcom, the National Infrastructure Commission, the Austrian Regulator and the European Union among others.

And there will be a lot more questions as 5G provides both the potential for vastly enhanced public services and the struggle of making them work. We’ll continue to act as a key adviser to government and regulators on these difficulties.

We will also question — and sometimes disagree with — policymakers. We’re pleased with our status as an independent, expert voice at a time of contradictory demands on government resources and strategy and think these experience has never been more necessary than it is today.

The procedures and bespoke tools which Actual Wireless has developed aid us in helping regulators, cellular operators, neutral hosts, road & rail operators, local authorities and landowners to know what the deployment options are to provide cellular voice and data solutions to consumers — whether on a national, regional or local level If you think you could benefit from our service, touch base.