RF Quarterly Update – Feb 2020 – (Updated)

Would you believe it – just after we pressed the ‘go’ button to publish our latest spectrum update blog we received confirmation of H3’s 5G channel deployment (NRARFCN 642000, if you’re interested), so we’ve updated the spectrum guide to include this and some additional information we received in response to the original version of the… Read more »

GPRS Billing Tech Brief

Cell tower

We’ve been spending an awful lot of time recently talking about GPRS and mobile data on our Next Generation Comms Data courses – we’ve also been talking about 4G and 5G networks, 4G Calling and techniques such as SRVCC, which allow 4G calls to continue even if 4G coverage runs out. All this means that… Read more »

Why Cell Site Analysis alone may not be enough at trial without expert assistance

Use of cell site analysis during trials

Cell Site Analysis is a critical piece of evidence in many investigations today. It can reveal attributions, identify with whom a handset was transacting, show locations detailing the area where a handset may have been and provide various correlations between phone evidence and other data sets which may be helpful in timelining events. There are… Read more »

The Investigatory Powers Act and access to comms data

FA Blog 1

The Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) became law in 2016 – many aspects of the new legislation have already been brought into use, but there has been a long lead up to some of its key features being enacted. Part of the motivation for the IPA was based on a recognition that the framework for the… Read more »

UCL MSc Crime & Forensic Science research into Radio Frequency Surveys

UCL Crime Science

Digital forensics is a multifaceted and constantly evolving discipline that benefits from open research and shared knowledge, so we were delighted to be asked to be involved in some ground-breaking research conducted by Abigayil Hopkins-Flanagan as part of her MSc Crime and Forensic Science programme at University College London’s (UCL) Centre for the Forensic Sciences…. Read more »