Dr. Arne Alping is a Principal Researcher at Ericsson Research, the research branch of Ericsson AB. He joined Ericsson in 1998 and currently his research focus is on next generation mm-wave wireless backhaul technologies. He has more than 30 years of experience in photonics and microwave technologies and has been project/technical manager in numerous internal, as well as national and European research projects, including areas such as 60 GHz wireless technologies and 100 Gb/s optical transport. He has also been involved in several IEEE standardization projects. He is author and co-author to more than 80 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. Arne holds a PhD in fiber-optic communication from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.