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AIRCOM joins Consortium to Support University of Surrey with World-Leading 5G Project

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AIRCOM joins Consortium to Support University of

Surrey with World-Leading 5G Project

Leatherhead, UK – 18 November 2013 AIRCOM International, the leading independent network design and optimisation software and solutions provider, has revealed that it is a member of a new consortium that is investing over £30 million to deliver a specialised 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey University.  AIRCOM and 12 other telecoms industry leaders will provide their expertise in the provisioning and deployment of network engineering.

The consortium will assist the University of Surrey with its research into the development of advanced 5G technologies. The intention is to establish a world-leading position in mobile broadband communications and internet innovation. The project will include the development of a 5G “test bed”, based on the University campus, which can be used to simulate anticipated real-world network conditions.

Stephen Bowker, Chief Technology Officer at AIRCOM International said: “We are very excited and proud to be involved in this project, with such a prestigious line-up of academic and industry partners. The introduction of 5G technology will be an important development for the mobile industry. Recognition of this evolution from the academic community is fantastic and will ensure ongoing innovation for the future of the industry, with technologies that have been scientifically researched, developed and tested.”

The project has now been granted planning permission and work is underway to build the world’s first centre for research into the future of mobile technology at the main campus in Guildford.  The expected completion date is January 2015, and once finished, AIRCOM will be helping to support the University’s 150 researchers and around 100 PhD students.


AIRCOM is an independent provider of network planning, optimisation and management software and consultancy for mobile networks. Our products, all of which are now LTE capable, enable operators to regain visibility and control of their network, which in turn drives efficiency and profitability.

The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 155+ countries by over half the world’s mobile operators.  Every day, the 20 top global operators depend on AIRCOM’s tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 2 billion subscribers worldwide.  Established in 1995, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within mobile networks.

As a provider of independent, multi-vendor, multi-technology consulting services, with over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators.  From initial advisory, through planning, optimisation and operation, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.

With offices in 14 countries, we provide regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge and expertise.  By looking ahead of the market, we develop the skills and tools, such as our small cell and SON offerings, that network operators need to remain competitive.


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