KEYNOTE 4: 5G Operator View – trials to make 5G tangible
(Manager 5G Programme, Deutsche Telekom, Germany)
5G started with a vision beyond new radio i.e the standard version would not be defined by new access technology . Are we following that path? Looking at LTE Rel. 15 – what can we deliver? Delivery to the verticals will probably need some time. To fulfill our original vision – what can be done jointly?
Antje Williams is appointed as Executive Program Manager for 5G since Jan, 2015. The 5G program within Deutsche Telekom is a holistic approach and aligns and drives all activities around 5G within the company including Architecture, Business, Standardization, Industry fora like NGMN, GSMA, European initiatives as 5GPPP, Finance, Communication and the 5G:haus (Telekom´s test bed for 5G). Deutsche Telekom has a leading role within the operator community developing a vision of 5G. In order to drive architecture and standardization Deutsche Telekom participates actively in different foras and demonstrated some core technologies of future 5G technologies in field trials and demos. Prior to this role Antje became Head of Inflight Connectivity and Managing Director of T-Mobile HotSpot GmbH (subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom). She was responsible offering Wifi access on board of 15 airlines (in 2014). Before joining the Inflight Team Antje was Head of Sales for the national Wholesale Department in Southern Germany for five years. She was responsible for the fixed line business with customers as Telefónica Germany, Kabeldeutschland, BT Germany among others. Antje started in 2001 in the Legal Department of Deutsche Telekom.