Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge Wireless is a leading industry forum and vibrant community with a rapidly expanding network of companies actively involved in the development and application of wireless technologies. Our activities are based around a number of special interest groups each focussed on a specific technology and/or market area.

Telephone:01223 967101
Address:Compass House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridgeshire
Postcode:CB24 9AD
Country:United Kingdom
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

Cambridge Wireless is a membership organisation based in Cambridge, UK which engages with local and international organisations that concern the whole wireless communications arena. In addition to high level networking dinners, educational events and business development activities, Cambridge Wireless runs an annual Future of Wireless International Conference along with the Discovering Start-Ups initiative to support emerging, innovative wireless companies. Over 15 Special Interest Groups focussed on specific technologies and market sectors, also provide opportunities for members to meet, form partnerships to exploit new commercial opportunities, and share knowledge and information about the latest industry trends and hot topics. Cambridge Wireless members see fresh opportunities to bring together key people and organisations with complementary needs and interests based on all major wireless technologies including: 3G, CDMA, WiFi, Zigbee, WiMax, Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Bluetooth and RFID, enabling them to communicate with partners around the world.

Further supporting international communication and interaction, Cambridge Wireless has formed a number of partnerships with equivalent counterparts. These include CommNexus in San Diago, The Wireless Industry Partnership in Canada, Innovation Lab Denmark, Wavefront Canada and Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium Japan. We also have links to membership organisations around the UK including Silicon Southwest, Wireless Innovation in Scotland, One Nucleus and Wireless Innovation Lab in Ireland.

Further information on all of the above can be found at

Chairman: Dr. David Cleevely

CEO: Dr. Soraya Jones



CW conference explores SDN’s ‘Radical Future, Pragmatic Beginnings’

The idea of applying the concepts used to build IT datacentres and Cloud services to decouple network functions from the physical infrastructure has in a short space of time, catapulted ‘virtual networks' to one of the most disruptive technologies in the networking industry.

18 April 2014Read in full

Rising to the content delivery challenge

It is 18 years since Bill Gates first stated “Content is King” when he predicted that much of the real money made on the Internet would be from content, just as it is in broadcasting. As the Internet’s role in delivering content continues to expand with multiple device ownership allowing access from desktops, consoles, smartphones and tablets, the demand for high-quality content has never been greater. But more content is driving the need for better distribution.

3 April 2014Read in full

Connecting the Unconnected from Glencoe to Gaborone

The Future of Wireless International Conference focuses on the social and economic benefits of extending global mobile coverage.

11 March 2014Read in full

Last few places still available for this evening event - register now!

‘Mobile World Congress – Fiesta or Siesta II’: Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2014, Accenture, in partnership with Cambridge Wireless, presents a lively debate between mobile industry gurus on the ‘hot’ and ‘not so hot’ of the Barcelona conference.

6 March 2014Read in full

Conference investigates where technology and fashion converge

A Cambridge Wireless conference next month focuses on the wearable technology revolution.

20 February 2014Read in full

Connected technology is changing innovation

The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference looks at the how emerging wireless technologies can change societies and economies.

18 February 2014Read in full

UK punching above its weight, says Director General of Knowledge and Innovation

The UK is a recognised global leader when it comes to higher education and research, said Sir John O'Reilly, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), at last night’s 3rd Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture.

14 February 2014Read in full

Prestigious Lecture examines relationship between industry, government and academia

With the pace of social, technological, economic and environmental change accelerating rapidly, Professor Sir John O'Reilly, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation, will this week present the 3rd Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture on how industry, government and academia need to build a more seamless relationship to meet new challenges and seize opportunities.

11 February 2014Read in full

Servitization will boost revenues for business, says Aston Business School and CW

With over 60 years in pioneering research into contemporary business and management issues, Aston is well placed to host a half day event in the heart of Birmingham on 5th March 2014. The event will engage delegates, challenging them to consider how they can create revenues from 'connected services' rather than just 'boxes shipped'.

10 February 2014Read in full

Cambridge Wireless celebrates 100 years of radio communications

Cambridge Wireless celebrates 100 years of radio communications

Cambridge Wireless (CW) celebrated ‘100 Years or Radio’ at yesterday’s inaugural event of the CW Wireless Heritage Special Interest Group. Starting from 1914 with the outbreak of WW1, leading industry experts and history enthusiasts tracked the emergence of radio and its development through to contemporary mobile broadband networks, while also looking at the lessons that can be learnt from advances across the last century.

7 February 2014Read in full

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Cambridge Wireless Virtual Networks SIG Event

8 May 2014etc.venues Paddington, 57 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1LA

'Radical Future, Pragmatic Beginnings'

Cambridge Wireless Automotive & Transport SIG Event

15 May 2014Hethel Innovation, Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Hethel, Norwich NR14 8FB

'The State of the Nation'
Vehicle and transport systems are set for massive change and huge investment as drivers, passengers, road and transport operators, manufacturers, academia and governments are constantly looking for solutions to overcrowding, escalating costs, delays causing lost hours and reducing death and injury.

Cambridge Wireless Location-based Systems/Services SIG

5 Jun 2014CSR, Churchill House, Cambridge Business Park Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WZ

‘Precise Location; Myth or Reality’
When presented with location technologies or applications, most users’ first question is commonly “How accurate is it?”. Is this a meaningful question, can it be answered in the absolute and if so, what does it mean when we describe a positioning system as "accurate"?

Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG in association with EAHSN & HEE

12 Jun 2014Philips Research Laboratories, 101 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FY

Fostering Health Innovation: Part 1

Legal Briefing - ‘Introducing qLegal: Providing the small print for BIG IDEAS’

19 Jun 2014ARM, 110 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NJ

qLegal, established by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) in 2013, supports innovation by providing free legal and regulatory advisory services to early-stage, start-up technology companies in the Digital Shoreditch and Silicon Fen areas.

Cambridge Wireless Software and Open Source Event

10 Jul 2014MTK Wireless Limited, Cambourne Business Park, Building 2030, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire CB23 6DW

‘Where’s the Money in Open Source?’
Open source is a growing and arguably successful strategy for making our corner of the world a better place. While altruism motivates many individuals and some companies to make things open source, others are in it for the money.

Cambridge Wireless Academic and Industry SIG Event

16 Jul 2014Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS

'Making Research Relevant to Industry'

In reversal of the usual approach taken by the Academic & Industry SIG, technology leaders within business will ‘pitch’ their organisations future activities to research focussed academics with the intention of attracting them to work in those areas.

Cambridge Wireless Radio Technology SIG Event

24 Sep 2014Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ

‘Advanced techniques for radio transmitters’
Digital pre-distortion and envelope tracking seem at last to have caught up with the needs of LTE handsets; but techniques such as new LTE carrier types, carrier aggregation, and uplink MIMO are also coming down the track to render these techniques potentially obsolete.