Ofcom has set out its sources of expert help for the next four years – and a consortium led by Mott MacDonald is being lined up to assist the organisation with a range of projects from mobile broadband to the implementation of competition policy.
The consortium consists of Mott MacDonald, radio planning and modelling company ATDI, technology research firm TNO and WIK Consulting and has been placed on a list of approved consultants; Ofcom will use only the companies on this list for consultancy work.
“We are very proud to be members of this rather exclusive club,” says Susan Sweet, Head of ICT Policy and Regulation at Mott MacDonald. “Ofcom has a huge range of issues to face in the coming four years. The technological challenges alone are enormous and they come in the context of a difficult economic climate and a change of government, one way or another, in the next 12 months. It is gratifying that Ofcom regards the consortium as worthy of its trust in these interesting times.”
ATDI managing director Cyprien de Cosson adds: “ATDI’s relationship with Ofcom goes back nearly 13 years and we are pleased Ofcom has recognised the contribution that we and our consortium partners can make to the efficient and effective management of the radio spectrum.”
Martijn Poel, telecom and media expert at TNO, says: "We are looking forward to collaborating with our partners and with Ofcom. Because Ofcom is among the first regulators to address new technologies and new regulatory issues, TNO can benefit from participation in European research programmes on optic fibre, software defined radio, IPv6 and future internet."
The consortium expertise is being recognised by Ofcom in these areas: telecoms and network strategy, spectrum policy, technology, radio wave propagation, technical modelling and analysis, design and execution of numbering policy, and technical implementation of competition policy.
For further information contact Sarah Sasson, marketing manager, ATDI on +44 (0)1293 522052 or firstname.lastname@example.org