Wireless Test and Innovation Centre

About WTIC

What is the WTIC?

The Wireless Test and Innovation Centre (WTIC) is an independent industry and academic technical collaboration with the support of Government (originally seed funded by DCMS, now industry funded). The aim is to allow investigation into potential areas of innovation and wireless spectrum challenges providing benefit across multiple sectors.

How it works

Collaborative test plans are proposed by members of the WTIC, approved by the WTIC steering group (WTICSG), and then the work can be carried out at DTG Testing and/or WTIC member premises.

Test procedures, results, reports and papers approved by the WTICSG are distributed throughout the industry using standard instruments such as:

  • UK Spectrum Policy Forum
  • Trade and industry organisations
  • The WTIC website
  • Events

Why Join

Membership is free of charge but anyone wishing to participate in WTIC meetings or test activities must be a member. For details of how to join please visit Contact us/Membership.

Benefits of becoming a member of the WTIC include:

  • Access to WTIC test materials such as test streams and results.
  • Access to WTIC meetings attended by technical experts from industry, academia and the UK regulator Ofcom.
  • Participation in WTIC test activities taking place at state of the art test facilities.
  • The chance to contribute to and review reports, which will be distributed to a wide range of industry and policy organisations.
  • The ability to propose test activities for the WTIC to undertake.

WTIC facilities

The WTIC is hosted by DTG Testing, and was started in 2012 utilising DTG Testing’s state of the art facility in Vauxhall, London, which has the capability for testing a range of internationally used radio based services such as 4G LTE, DTT and DAB. The facility also hosts the UK’s largest Gigahertz Transverse Electromagnetic (GTEM) cell, enabling electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) radiated testing in a controlled environment. Since the launch of the WTIC in 2012, the collaboration model has since been enhanced allowing projects to be developed and executed at the premises of any member(s). The new multi-site WTIC provides increased scale and capability allowing for a greater range of tests to be carried out.

Meetings

Meetings are open to members of the WTIC, for details of how to join please visit Contact us/Membership.

Existing members please email: Stuart Revell Co-Chair of the WTIC to register attendance.

The first meeting was 17th September 13:00 to 17:00 at the DTG.

WTIC & 5GIC Workshop on 5G and IoT on 26th October 10:00 to 16:30 at the University of Surrey, Guildford.

WTIC Steering Board Meeting on 25th November 13:00 to 17:00 at the DTG.

Publications

These documents can be emailed to you. Please click on the Download button to the right of the listing for the item you require. Then, if you are not a logged-in DTG member, fill in the short form on the next page and press the Submit button. The item you selected will then be emailed to you. You will have the option of joining the DTG mailing list.

700MHz Band plans and co-existence challenges
30 June 2014
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DTT Receiver Protection Ratios with White Space Signals
20 November 2013
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ICT KTN WTIC Report on Set Top Antennas
6 March 2014
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ICT KTN WTIC 800MHz DL and EMC DTV test report
Version 10: 11 March 2013
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White Space Signal Shaping innovation to improve DTT coexistence
20 November 2013
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2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz Interference and co-existence report
31 July 2015
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Membership/Contact

Who can join the WTIC

Membership is free of charge and any contributor to WTIC activities can join the group. Contributors provide time and/or equipment resources to test activities and reports.

Current members include broadcasters, MNOs, academic institutions, Network Systems Manufacturers, CE manufacturers, Test & Measurement Manufacturers.

How to join the WTIC

Members sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which protects commercially sensitive data, enabling collaboration of different organisations.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the WTIC please download the WTIC MoU and return a signed copy to Alex Buchan at DTG Testing and Stuart Revell, Co-Chair of the WTIC, who will then provide confirmation.

Contact

For general queries on the WTIC please contact:

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