As the advent of 5G quickly approaches, we look into some of the central issues and developments that will shape the business and service architecture of the Networked Society.


The introduction of 5G networks will be revolutionary for service providers, both in terms of services as well as processes. In this video, our 5G experts look at the role that cloud, virtualization of network functions and software defined networks will play in reducing cost, optimizing efficiency and time-to-market, and fostering innovation in the 5G-driven Networked Society.


Hans Mickelsson

Hans Mickelsson is head of Systems & Technology at Business Unit Cloud & IP at Ericsson, Sweden. He is currently responsible for thought leadership and architecture evolution in the areas of SDN/NFV, Core Network Evolution, Security and Transport. In his previous role he was Director of Broadband Technology Research, including optical technologies, at Ericsson Research, he holds an MSc. In Measurement Instrumentation and Devices from South Bank University, London (1993).

Zoltan Turanyi

Zoltan Turányi is an Expert a Ericsson Research focusing on Network Functions, SDN and transport networks primarily in the 5G context. Previously he researched IP mobility leading to a focus on Mobile Core Network evolution and supporting EPC standardization. His other research interests include QoS, simulation techniques and control architectures. He joined Ericsson Research in 1996 and holds an MsC degree in computer science from the Technical University of Budapest (1996).

Göran Rune

Göran Rune is a Principal Researcher at Ericsson Research. His focus is on the functional and deployment architecture of future networks, primarily 5G. Before joining Ericsson Research he held a position as Expert in Mobile Systems Architecture at Business Unit Networks at Ericsson. He studied at the Institute of Technology at Linköping University (Sweden) where he received an M. Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (1986) and a Lic. Eng. in Solid State Physics (1989).