Overview

We are a leading independent consulting firm, focused on the telecommunications, media, technology, and adjacent sectors.  We apply extensive industry knowledge, consulting experience, and rigorous analysis to address challenges and opportunities across regulatory, radio spectrum, economic, commercial, and technology domains.

We support our clients’ needs with a range of consulting solutions including regulation and policy, radio spectrum management, applied economics, commercial and technology strategy development and implementation, due diligence and transactions, financial and technical modelling, change and performance improvement, and specialist engineering and technical support.

Based in London, we are proven and experienced in delivering to diverse needs and approaches globally, including for governments, regulators, service providers, vendors, professional investors, and legal firms.

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.