Wireless Infrastructure Strategies

For all the promised additional value delivered by 5G, investment in mobile is still fundamentally a matter of triangulating spectrum, sites and RAN technology to enhance capacity and coverage for data traffic. The research in this programme pulls together Analysys Mason’s long-standing coverage and analysis of wireless traffic, spectrum and RAN technologies and adds a further dimension: sites/coverage. The programme delivers key data on the economics and trade-offs of mobile network investment.

Key themes

  • Site sharing/towercos.
  • Spectrum sharing.
  • Infrastructure densification/small cells.
  • Mobile traffic analysis and impact of FWA, Wi-Fi substitution.
  • Network stress: bytes / (Hz*sites).
  • Spectrum valuation trends.

Programme head Rupert Wood

Rupert Wood Research Director