Overview

We are a pre-eminent consulting firm specialising in the application of economics and engineering to the telecommunications, online and broadcasting industries.  Our work has been used by governments, regulators and industry to shape policy, resolve disputes, and deliver world-class services.

We define, evaluate, and solve problems for our clients.  Our expertise covers the full range from economic theory, through policy and strategy work, to radio and network engineering, enabling us to provide holistic advice.

Focus areas

Telecommunications

Mobile and fixed line strategy and regulatory policy, competition and commercial analysis, engineering modelling

Broadcasting

Regulatory policy, technical standards, terrestrial coverage and system planning

Digital platforms

Competition and regulation, market definition, net neutrality, technology and platform interdependence

Spectrum management

Spectrum release and auction design, ITU-R and CEPT engagement, national allocation policies, coexistence and monitoring

Radio engineering

Propagation, interference analysis, coverage planning, experimental studies, technology evaluation

Technology and infrastructure

Technology strategy, business-technology alignment, technology value management, strategic sourcing, vendor management, architecture development and strategy

Legal and transaction services

Legal support, expert witness, transactions support, financial modelling, strategic review, and commercial, technical and operational due diligence.

Strategy and commercial solutions

Strategy development, financial modelling and analysis, digital transformation, programme governance, performance improvement, investment appraisal

Values

Our values shape everything we do.

Independence

Because we are self-owned and not part of a larger company or organisation, our work is trusted by regulators and governments as independent and robust.  Our conclusions are drawn from the analysis we carry out, and are not set in advance.  We have worked on all sides of policy questions, meaning that we can understand likely arguments both for and against strategic positions.

Integrity

Our work is given credibility through openness, independence and rigour, and our client relationships are built on trust.  Our reports are built on solid foundations giving them weight and robustness; our analysis is based on stringent engineering and economic theory, and a sound knowledge of regulation.

Innovation

We provide innovative solutions on an individual level.  We employ creative thinking to determine how existing and new regulations will apply to an ever-changing industry.