About Netovate

Netovate is an independent consultancy with a mission to provide clients with a commercial advantage through an understanding of communications technology developments, particularly in the standards sphere. We specialise in the complex interplay between available technology and the corresponding business opportunities.

Services available include:

  • Technical standards analysis and representation. Expert participation in standardization processes.
  • Technology evaluation and assessment of business implications.
  • Intellectual property assessment and assertion.
  • Service and solution design and assessment.

The director of Netovate, Iain Sharp, has over 20 years experience in the mobile communications industry and served two periods as vice-chairman of 3GPP CT Plenary. Iain is well known for his clear communication and insightful analysis of technical issues.

Netovate is based in Nottingham England serving an international client base.

We are very pleased to discuss how Netovate can help you advance your business goals. Please see our contact page for details.

Researching and understanding GSM, UMTS, LTE and 5G standards in 3GPP

We are experts in the investigation of the history and context of features in the GSM, UMTS and LTE standards developed by 3GPP. These skills are often valuable to patent prior-art investigations. To help other researchers we have made available unique 3GPP search tools. If you require professional expertise to perform a 3GPP prior art search then please contact us.

Our expertise in 3GPP also allows us to relate 3GPP standards to commercial requirements. Our work today includes the formulation of requirements for 5G standards. We can help you with the assessment and prioritization of 3GPP features for your applications.