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Intelligens Consulting 3 years old

Celebrating three years in business, boutique telecoms advisory was founded by UK telecoms expert Iqbal Singh Bedi  in February 2017 and has had its busiest year to date. And it isn’t planning to slow down anytime in the near future – having recently launched an IoT research programme with support from the University of Strathclyde which should published later this summer.

Intelligens Consulting was established by entrepreneur and experienced telecoms professional Iqbal who left a London based professional telecoms consulting firms three years ago. Among many telecoms firsts, he is the only consultant to have advised Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson on telecoms policy.

Now based out of Glasgow, Intelligens Consulting has become one of Scotland’s most experienced telecoms advisors to public and private sector clients. 

A particularly active 2019 saw the firm advise local authorities, operators, train operating companies and investors with strategic advice on 5G, IoT, WiFi, full fibre and subsea connectivity. 

Intelligens is truly global boasting recent client wins as far away Lesotho and Papua New Guinea as well as many closer to home in England, Ireland and Scotland.

Most recently Intelligens Consulting has supported a Scottish local authority to benefit from a market led and privately funded investment in full fibre, 5G and IoT. This is the first such initiative of its kind in the UK and will become a cookies cutter for other UK local authorities that have not benefited from government full fibre funding.


Founder Iqbal has been a digital and telecoms advisor to public and private sector clients for 25 years and is well known to policy makers and telecoms operators. 

He wrote a comprehensive report on 5G on behalf of the International Telecommunications Union who refer to Iqbal as an expert. In addition, Iqbal has advised prominent local authorities and train operating companies on attracting infrastructure investment in the Internet of Things, full fibre, WiFi and 4G/5G services while navigating new Electronic Communications Code and State-aid legislation.

Iqbal has supported investors develop the commercial case to invest in resilient subsea fibre connectivity to Scotland. He also works extensively across Africa and Asia advising investors and has advised development banks to improve 4G connectivity in rural areas. 

In the past Iqbal led the UK’s largest fibre-in-the-sewers project, supported authorities with broadband voucher schemes, undertaken value for money studies for the Scottish Government and advised investors on multi-million fibre and FWA transactions.

To find out more about Intelligens Consulting’s IoT research programme you can send an email to Alternatively you can check out their range of articles on their blog at

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