With the impending advent of 5G, mobile operators are presented with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. 5G promises near unlimited access to information and data sharing, even where penetration has been traditionally difficult, and enables service providers to connect the people and devices of the Networked Society in innovative, unprecedented ways.
The challenge, however, lies in delivering these innovative service offerings in a way that is reliable, secure, and energy and cost efficient.
Erik Dahlman received the Master of Science degree and Doctor of Technology degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 1987 and 1992 respectively. He is currently Senior Expert in Radio Access Technologies within Ericsson Research. Erik Dahlman was deeply involved in the development and standardization of 3G radio access technologies (WCDMA and HSPA), first in Japan and later within the global 3GPP standardization body. Later on he was involved in the standardization/development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) and its continued evolution. His currently focuses on research and development of future 5G wireless access technologies.
Erik Dahlman is the co-author of the book 3G Evolution – HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband and its follow-up 4G – LTE and LTE-Advanced for mobile broadband. He has also participated in three other books within the area of wireless communication, as well as numerous journal papers and conference contributions. He is a frequent invited speaker at different international conferences and holds more than 100 patents within the area of mobile communication.
Per Beming is Chief Architect Network Business Unit Radio. He is currently responsible for Radios 5G program targeting 5G RAN products and demos. In his previous role he was Director of RBS Systems at Development Unit Radio, Business Unit Networks. He has also hold a role of Expert in Radio Access Architecture at Ericsson Research. He joined Ericsson 1994 and holds an M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (1994).
Magnus Frodigh is Research Area Director for Wireless Access Networks in Ericsson Research. The field of research includes radio network architecture, protocols and algorithms for new and existing radio communication systems. As we are moving into the Networked Society the importance of connectivity will be much broader leading to many new challenges to be addressed. Magnus started in the mobile communication area already 1989 as a PhD student at KTH in Stockholm/Kista. After graduating Magnus joined Ericsson in 1994. Within Ericsson, Magnus has had several different positions, starting at Ericsson Research, moving to product management for WCDMA and then to Systems & Technology within the Radio Design unit.
Håkan Andersson is responsible for the 5G strategy at Business Unit Radio since May 2014. He took this position coming from Group Function Technology where he had a position of driving the Ericsson Technology Strategies over a period of 5 year. From 2003, Andersson had a similar position for LTE and was responsible for the development of the strategy and investment plans until the forming of a separate product line for LTE in 2007. Andersson started in Ericsson Radio Research back in 1990, and has since then held various positions both in Research as well as Product Management in different parts of the world. His career includes positions as head of Technology for Ericsson Philippines, Head of Industry Relations in Singapore, Director at Group Function Portfolio Management and CTO of the AT&T account in the US. Andersson Holds a Master´s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctors degree in Physics, both from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.