Real Wireless CTO reveals plans for European Commission report
Written by: Laurence Doe | Published:

The CTO of Real Wireless, the independent research and analysis company, has revealed further details surrounding its work with the European Commission on future 5G scenarios after it launched a short primer on 18 February outlining the actions needed in 2016 for 5G and the IoT.

The report is investigating European vertical markets in the wireless industry and will be used as a resource to “start discussions and debates” said Simon Fletcher, CTO at Real Wirless, which will contribute recommendations for verticals working closely with MVNOs. The collaborative report is yet to be given a release date but it is hoped that research will encourage business models to incorporate wireless as a component of future business models and influence vertical markets. Fletcher added that sectors such as automotive have been investigated as a “realistic scenario” for creating high demand for future wireless connectivity.

“What we’re looking at is primarily taking a view across spectrum, the value of the spectrum and looking at possible demand scenarios driven by verticals in automotive and health, two examples which are quite hot of great interest and socio-economic value,” said Fletcher. “We’re creating quite a good high-resolution picture of what could be a scenario by 2025 and then based on that taking a view from where we are today on what spectrum could be available and what demand is created by that sort of scenario to lead to the greatest opportunity and challenges in each of these [different] verticals.”

Real Wireless will reveal further information at Mobile World Congress, starting today (22 February) through to the 25 February, in presentations on findings being released at the European Commission pavilion (Congress Square CS74). Its work with the European Commission is part of ongoing research with Horizon 2020 for the framework 5G-PPP project 5G NORMA and as part of its membership with the UK’s 5G Innovation Centre. 5G NORMA aims to develop a mobile network architecture that provides the necessary adaptability in a resource efficient way to manage fluctuations in traffic demand resulting from heterogeneous and dynamically changing service portfolios and to changing local context.


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