Selçuk Kırtay

Selçuk Kırtay

Selçuk is a Principal Consultant at Plum and has 20 years of experience in radio spectrum management.  He specialises in modelling and analysing technical aspects of radio system co-existence.  He regularly develops deterministic / statistical analysis tools, incorporating a range of radio propagation models, used for investigating radio frequency sharing and coverage requirements as well as interference mitigation techniques.  Much of his work aims to optimise the use of radio spectrum by deriving technical conditions including limits on in‑band and out-of-band transmission power levels, acceptable interference levels, guard bands, geographic separations and filtering requirements which can be adopted for defining licence conditions.

Selçuk has a depth of knowledge in a range of wireless network technologies.  Examples of his work include deriving the technical requirements for co-channel and adjacent band co‑existence in the 3.5 GHz band, digital dividend co-existence requirements in the UHF band, technology roadmaps for cognitive radio, optimum operating conditions for breathing apparatus telemetry systems, cross-border frequency sharing conditions, spectrum requirements for nationwide business radio networks, technical review of LTE licensed assisted access deployment in the licence-exempt 5 GHz band, satellite filing preparation and coordination activities and air-to-ground radio network co-existence analysis.

Selçuk has significant experience in using the CEPT interference analysis tool SEAMCAT and ITU-R terrestrial and space networks software.  He is familiar with the EU framework programme for research and innovation (FP7 / Horizon 2020).  He regularly reviews technical submissions to ITU‑R/CEPT/ETSI technical study groups as well as consultations launched by national regulators.  Selçuk also represents clients at national / international technical study groups.

Selçuk holds a BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, an MSc in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from University of Surrey and a PhD in Radiocommunications from University of Warwick.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.