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Ventura addresses the question of whether it makes sense for legacy 900GSM operators in the UK to bid on 800MHz spectrum in view of a proposed sub-1GHz cap on spectrum. Using our suite of wireless technology models, we calculate under different network clutter types for Greater London and Cambridgeshire the conditions under which it would make sense to deploy LTE in 2.6GHz, 800MHz, or persist with HSPA. Our conclusions validate anecdotal evidence that for legacy 900GSM MNO's, there is little to be gained from bidding on 800MHz unless to achieve deep rural coverage.
Ventura has a comprehensive suite of network technology models that are able to calculate network CAPEX and OPEX for GSM, UMTS/HSPA, LTE and WiMAX for any spectrum allocation at any spectrum band. The suite has been designed with CTO technology selection decisions in mind and allows for multi-technology comparisons - quick and simple it isolates the major cost drivers from the perspective of the technology executive. The model outputs cumulative CAPEX, network cost/GB and customer profitability. Used in conjunction with our revenue and market share model, the combined suite can be used to undertake detailed business planning and valuation.