Here is a list of some of the articles and publications I have authored or co-authored on new technologies and the services and applications these technologies enable. These reports are very different in nature, being aimed at very different audiences. They include:

  • in-depth research reports, aimed at the scientific research community
  • reports on the commercial opportunities from emerging technologies, aimed at network operators, equipment vendors and the financial community
  • easy-to-understand guides aimed at the many millions of broadband users worldwide.

For more information, please contact Mark Heath.


Reports and articles produced for the Increase Broadband Speed website

Increase Broadband speed logoI regularly write articles and guides on my Increase Broadband Speed site about current broadband issues and new technologies. These are targeted specifically at the millions of broadband users worldwide – consumers and businesses.

Some of the most popular articles, which have been widely referenced and linked to, are:

  • ‘Increase Broadband Speed Guide – the top 15 tips to speed up your broadband’. Read…
  • ‘Review of 4G Mobile Broadband and Guide to Increasing 4G Speeds’. Read…
  • ‘FTTP Questions and Answers (FAQs) For an Openreach Community Partnership’. Read…
  • ‘Wi-Fi 6 Versus Wi-Fi 5 – real world performance and speeds’. Read…
  • ‘Review of Ubiquiti’s UniFi Wi-Fi 6 Long Range Access Point’. Read…
  • ‘The Guide to Setting the Best and Fastest DNS Servers for Xbox’. Read…
  • ‘Superfast Broadband Fuels Streamed Video-on-Demand Services’
  • ’15 Ways to Improve Video Conferencing including Zoom and Skype’. Read…
  • ‘Chart of Fibre Broadband (FTTC) Speed Versus Distance From the Cabinet’
  • ‘Ten Reasons You Need Superfast Broadband’
  • ‘Ten Reasons You Need Ultrafast Broadband’
  • ‘What is Fibre Broadband? FTTC and FTTP explained’
  • ‘What’s Involved in a Fibre Broadband Installation?’
  • ‘Best DNS Server Settings For the UK and USA’
  • ‘What is G.Fast?’
  • ‘The Benefits of Fitting a Faceplate Filter to Broadband Speeds’
  • ‘Tweaking Target SNR Margin to Increase ADSL Broadband Speeds’
  • ’10 Gigabit Ethernet Guide: is it time to upgrade to 10 GbE?’. Read…
  • ‘TV and Video Will Triple Average Home Monthly Internet Usage to Beyond 1 TB By 2025’. Read…
  • ‘Guide for Rural Communities: the business case for Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and how to get it now for your community’. Read…
  • ‘Wi-Fi Optimisation Guide – how to improve your Wi-Fi connection and speeds’. Read…
  • ‘The Weaknesses of Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) – VDSL2 speed versus distance from the cabinet’
  • ‘How to Speed Up DNS Look-ups’. Read…
  • ‘Chart of Standard Broadband (ADSL) Speed Versus Distance From the Exchange’. Read…
  • ‘Fibre Broadband VDSL2 Vectoring Explained’
  • ‘G.INP the New Fibre Broadband Enhancement Arrives’
  • ‘What is ADSL Bonding?’. Read…
  • ‘What is Load Balancing?’. Read…
  • ‘Bufferbloat: what it is, why it is harming your broadband and how to easily fix it’. Read…
  • ‘Online Speed Tests – the best and worst and how to use them properly’. Read…


I have also produced reports for other clients, such as confidential Expert Witness reports for legal firms. The following report was produced for Connecting Cambridgeshire:

  • ‘Broadband Guide For SMEs and Consumers’, Connecting Cambridgeshire, Dec 2015.


Reports and publications from Unwired Insight

Unwired Insight logoWhile I have produced many reports from Unwired Insight, the vast majority of these have been confidential reports for specific clients, including  major equipment vendors, mobile operators and legal firms. My reports have generally focused on the commercial impact of mobile and fixed telecommunications technologies.

  • ‘Will 3G Networks Cope? 3G traffic and capacity forecasts 2009-14’, Unwired Insight, Sep 2009.


Publications from Analysys Research

analysys logoI have co-authored 40+ reports published by Analysys Research. These have been sold to mobile and fixed operators, equipment vendors and financial institutions across the world. These cover a range of ‘hot topics’ in the telecoms industry of major commercial significance. They include analysis and guidance on a range of emerging fixed and wireless technologies.

Here is the list of reports:

  • ‘Wireless Network Traffic 2008-15: forecasts and analysis’, Analysys Research, Oct 2008.
  • ‘Wireless Broadband Forecasts For 2008-2015: HSPA, HSPA+, EV-DO, LTE and WiMAX’, Analysys Research, Jul 2008.
  • ‘iPhone Shows the Way For Mobile TV’, Analysys Research, May 2008.
  • ‘Critical Ingredients of Mobile TV: femtocells and sideloading’, Analysys Research, Apr 2008.
  • ‘3G Infrastructure Sharing: the inevitable future for mobile networks’, Analysys Research, Feb 2008.
  • ‘3G Network Evolution From 2007-2012: HSPA, HSPA+, 3G LTE and femtocells’, Analysys Research, Jan 2008.
  • ‘Femtocells in the Consumer Market’, Analysys Research, Nov 2007.
  • ‘The Business Case For Picocells and Femtocells in the Enterprise Market’, Analysys Research, Nov 2007.
  • ‘How to Succeed with Fixed-Mobile Convergence’, Analysys Research, Sep 2007.
  • ‘Seizing the Opportunities From Enterprise Mobility’, Analysys Research, Jul 2007.
  • ‘The Acceleration of Fixed-Mobile Substitution in Western Europe: facts and figures’, Analysys Research, Jul 2007.
  • ‘The Future of the Global Wireless Industry: scenarios for 2007-12’, Analysys Research, May 2007.
  • ‘The World’s Top Ten Non-Voice Services For Mobile Operators’, Analysys Research, Apr 2007.
  • ‘Picocells and Femtocells: will indoor base stations transform the telecoms industry?’, Analysys Research, Mar 2007.
  • ‘Mobile Operator Strategies For Fixed Broadband’, Analysys Research, Feb 2007.
  • ‘Fixed-Mobile Substitution in Western Europe: causes and effects’, Analysys Research, Jan 2007.
  • ‘Mobile Number Portability: strategies for operators and regulators’, Analysys Research, Dec 2006.
  • ‘Mobile Operator Performance Benchmarks’, Analysys Research, Nov 2006.
  • ‘The Business Case For WiMAX’, Analysys Research, Oct 2006.
  • ‘Forecasting the Commercial Impact of Wireless VoIP in the USA and Western Europe’, Analysys Research, Aug 2006.
  • ‘Pricing Mobile Services For Success’, Analysys Research, Jul 2006.
  • ‘Evaluating the Options For Mobile TV and Radio Broadcasting in Western Europe’, Analysys Research, May 2006.
  • ‘Lessons From the Japanese and South Korean Mobile Markets’, Analysys Research, Mar 2006.
  • ‘Prospects For the Evolution of 3G and 4G’, Analysys Research, Feb 2006.
  • ‘Scenarios For the Evolution of the Wireless Industry in Europe to 2010 and Beyond’, Analysys Research, Feb 2006.
  • ‘Defending Against Fixed-Mobile Substitution’, Analysys Research, Dec 2005.
  • ‘Accelerating Fixed-Mobile Substitution’, Analysys Research, Nov 2005.
  • ‘Making a Success of Mobile TV and Video’, Analysys Research, Aug 2005.
  • ‘Delivering Strategic Benefits with IP Multimedia Subsytem (IMS)’, Analysys Research, Jul 2005.
  • The Future of MVNOs in the 3G Era’, Analysys Research, May 2005.
  • Product and Service Opportunities From Short-Range Wireless Technologies: WLAN, Bluetooth, UWB and NFC’, Analysys Research, Mar 2005.
  • ‘Wireless Voice Over IP: technical and commercial prospects’, Analysys Research, Feb 2005.
  • ‘The World’s Top Ten Wireless Services’, Analysys Research, Jan 2005.
  • ‘Pushing Beyond the Limits of 3G with HSDPA and Other Enhancements’, Analysys Research, Dec 2004.
  • ‘The Role and Impact of WiMAX and Proprietary BWA Technologies’, Analysys Research, Nov 2004.
  • ‘TV and Video Services on a Mobile Phone’, Analysys Research, Sep 2004.
  • ‘Delivering High-Speed Internet/Intranet Services: the role for 3G and public WLAN’, Analysys Research, Aug 2004.
  • ‘3G Launch Strategies: critical decisions on services and technology’, Analysys Research, Jun 2004.
  • ‘The Road to Fixed-Mobile Substitution Starts With 3G’, Analysys Research, Apr 2004.
  • ‘Vodafone Live! Versus i-Mode’, Analysys Research, Feb 2004.
  • ‘Scenarios For the Evolution of the Wireless Industry’, Analysys Research, Dec 2003.
  • ‘The Role and Impact of Emerging Wireless Technologies’, Analysys Research, Oct 2003.
  • ‘Where Next For Mobile Messaging?’, Analysys Research, May 2003.


Conference and journal publications

IEEE logoI have produced US and European conference publications and journal papers, including IEEE journal papers. These are mostly focused on the development of new mobile and cordless telecommunications technologies. The publications also cover early research on W-CDMA technology, which was later incorporated into 3G mobile networks.

The publications are listed below:

  • ‘Opportunities For Wireless VoIP’, IIR Wireless VoIP Congress, Brussels, Belgium, Nov 2005.
  • ‘The Battle For Voice Minutes on the Road to Fixed-Mobile Substitution’, IBC Conference on Maximising Voice Revenues, London (UK), Sep 2004.
  • ‘Vodafone Live! Versus i-Mode: strategies in Japan and Worldwide’, IBC Conference on Mobile Services, London (UK), Sep 2004.
  • ‘Where Next For Mobile Messaging?’, Startrax Conference 2002, Phoenix (USA), May 2003.
  • ‘The Capacity of Spread-Spectrum CDMA For Cellular Radio’, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (USA), May 1994.
  • ‘On the Capacity of Spread-Spectrum CDMA For Mobile Radio’, Proceedings of IEEE 42nd Vehicular Technology Conference, Denver (USA), May 1992.
  • ‘The Performance of DECT in the Outdoor 1.8GHz Radio Channel’, Proceedings of IEEE Sixth International Conference on Mobile Radio and Personal Communications, Warwick (UK), Dec 1991.
  • ‘Propagation Measurements at 1.76GHz for Digital European Cordless Telecommunications’, Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, San Diego (USA), Dec 1990.
  • ‘Radio Channel Characterisation For the DECT System’, Proceedings of IEE Colloquium on CT2/CAI and DECT Cordless Telecommunications, London, Nov 1990.
  • ‘Assessment of Linear Modulation Techniques and their Application to Personal Radio Communications Systems’, Proceedings of IEE Fifth International Conference on Mobile Radio and Personal Communications, Warwick (UK), Dec 1989.
  • ‘A Class of Binary Linear Modulation Techniques For Personal Communications Systems’, Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Dallas (USA), Nov 1989.
  • ‘Partial Response Quadrature Differential Phase Shift Keying (PR-QDPSK): spectrally efficient linear modulation for personal communications’, IEE Electronics Letters, Volume 25, Issue 8, Apr 1989.
  • ‘Variable Envelope Modulation Techniques For Personal Communications’, Proceedings of Second IEE National Conference on Telecommunications, York (UK), Apr 1989.
  • ‘A New Class of Modulation Schemes With Variable Envelope’, Proceedings of 8th IEEE European Conference on Area Communications, Stockholm (Sweden), Jun 1988.


MBA dissertation

Sponsored by O2, my MBA dissertation focused on a commercial issue facing mobile operator O2 and its network investment strategy. I received the prize for top student at Henley Management College.


Ph.D thesis

Sponsored by BT Research Laboratories (Adastral Park), I developed novel digital modulation methods for application in future cellular and cordless telecoms systems. I presented this research at international IEEE and IET conferences in Europe and the USA, and Aalborg University in Denmark. I was supervised by Dr Luis Lopes and received the University prize for best Ph.D thesis. The thesis was entitled ‘Investigation of Digital Modulation Methods With a Non-Constant Envelope.’


For more information, please contact Mark Heath.