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Challenges and changing shapes: Mobile Networks to 2030

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Dr Simon Saunders, Director of Technology at Real Wireless

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  • ICSA Seminar
When Sep 10, 2012
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Room 2.33, Informatics Forum
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Abstract

This presentation will set out the major challenges facing the UK mobile industry, coming from a combination of demand, regulation, technology and economic factors. It will then highlight the infrastructure-based solutions, including spectrum, technology and topology issues. These will be illustrated via results from a large-scale case study, examining the 'best' balance of solutions for the UK over the period to 2030. The particular opportunities presented by small cells in 3G, 4G and beyond will be highlighted, including the current market status and the technology and practical challenges ahead.

Biography

Simon is the Director of Technology at Real Wireless. He is an independent specialist in the technology of wireless communications, with a technical and commercial background derived from senior appointments in both industry (including Philips and Motorola) and academia (University of Surrey). As co-founder of Real Wireless, he is responsible for overall technical capability and direction. He is an author of over 140 articles, books and book chapters. He has acted as a consultant to companies including BAA, BBC, O2, Ofcom, BT, ntl, Mitsubishi and British Land and was CTO of Red-M and CEO of Cellular Design Services Ltd. Simon speaks and chairs a wide range of international conferences and training courses and has invented over 15 patented wireless technologies. Particular expertise includes in-building wireless systems, radiowave propagation prediction, smart antenna design and mobile system analysis. He currently serves on technical advisory boards of several companies. He has served as Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey, member of the industrial advisory board at University College London and founding chairman of Small Cell Forum (formerly Femto Forum). He is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board.

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