Panel 1

5G for Verticals: Evolving Requirements, deployment challenges and Business Cases

Tuesday, 19 june, 14:30-16:00, Room Linhart hall
  • Markus Dillinger (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf, Germany)

Motivation and Background

Vertical industries like Automation Industry and Car Industry are expected to be the major topics in coming years for 5G networks. However, requirements are still evolving and sustainable business models and cases are still to be developed. An important ingredient are spectrum requirements for verticals in terms of licensed or unlicensed spectrum and the targeted amount of bandwidth. Cooperation models and business cases between involved stakeholders need to be created and monetized.
Moreover, to jointly identify standardization requirements roadmaps for 3GPP, ETSI, SAE, etc. and certification challenges is key in coming years. The panelist from verticals (e.g. car industry), telecom industry and academia will elaborate on business, technical and regulatory challenges to help identify the barriers for a potential market introduction.


  1. What are the potential business cases and roles for 5G vertical stakeholders ?
  2. What is the role between public and private 5G networks ?
  3. What is the business model for service providers (e.g. drones, connected and autonomous driving, etc.) ?
  4. What are the spectrum licensing options and spectrum usage models for verticals ?
  5. What role and timeframe do you see for communication technologies and 5G to impact vertical business ?


The panel is composed of (see CVs below):

  • Chair: Markus Dillinger (Panel chair, Head for 5G verticals R&D, Munich, Germany)
  • Zexian Li (Senior 5G researcher, Nokia Finland)
  • Mikael Fallgreen (PM of 5GCar project Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Mikael Nilsson (Volvo Cars, Sweden)
  • Andreas Mueller (5G-ACIA board chair, Bosch, Germany)
  • Bo Andersson (rapporteur for RSPG’s working group on 5G)

Markus Dillinger

Markus Dillinger received his Diplom-Ing. degree in telecommunications in 1990 from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1991 he joined the Mobile Network Division at Siemens for development of GSM base stations. From 1995 on, he was working on the definition of the third mobile radio generation in the European research projects. From 2000 he led Software Defined Radio research activities within the Siemens network division. He was leading several EU research programmes. From 2005 onwards he was director for mobile broadband solutions and later for enterprise solutions dealing with railway projects. In 2010 he joined Huawei Germany and was director for enterprise solutions for smart grid. In 2013 he has joined Huawei European Research Centre as Head of Wireless Internet Technologies where he runs private and public R&D programmes for e.g. car-to-car and automation supporting 3GPP standardization and normative work for the vertical industry. He is one of the 5GAA initiators and in September 2016 he was appointed as Executive Committee member for the 5GAA.

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Zexian Li

Zexian Li ( is a senior specialist at Nokia Bell Labs, Finland. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), P. R. China. From 2000 to 2005, he was a senior research scientist at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, involved in various national and EU projects including Business Finland (TEKES) and EU WINNER. Since 2005, he has been with Nokia, Finland, focused on research and standardization activities on broadband wireless communication systems, most recently on 5G and LTE-A Pro. He led the horizontal topic on direct D2D within the EU FP7 METIS project and is leading the V2X radio interface design in the ongoing EU 5GPPP 5GCAR project. Currently his research interests include 5G, wireless communications for vertical applications, and future wireless technologies for improving human life.

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Mikael Fallgren

Mikael Fallgren is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden. He has received a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and a Ph.D. degree in applied and computational mathematics from KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, and a B.Sc. degree in business administration from Stockholm University. His research interests include V2X and wireless access networks. In the METIS project he led the work on scenarios and requirements as well as on dissemination and standardization. He was editor for two chapters of the book: 5G Mobile and wireless communications technology. Dr Fallgren is the 5GCAR project coordinator (

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Mikael Nilsson

Mikael Nilsson (M’09) received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering – Radio electronics at Växjö University, Sweden, in 1997. From 1997 through 2003 he worked mostly as consultant within Telecom and space industry. In 2003 he joined Volvo Cars and since 2011 he hold the position as industrial Ph.D. student enrolled at Lund University, Sweden, department of Electrical and Information Technology. His principle research areas are channel characterization of the 5.9 GHz band and measurement systems, namely the over-the-air multi-probe setup for cars.

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Andreas Mueller

Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. As part of this role, he is coordinating Bosch’s research activities in the area of future industrial connectivity infrastructures as well as the topic “5G for Industry 4.0” within the Bosch group. This is done in close collaboration with various business units and external partners. In addition to that, he is the Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which recently has been established in order to make sure that 5G for the industrial domain becomes a success. This is done by providing a global forum for discussing related technical, regulatory and business aspects and by brining all relevant stakeholders together. Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

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Bo Andersson

Bo Andersson, Chief Economist, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS). Bo Andersson has been the Chief Economist of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) since 2006. Mr Andersson has more than 20 years of experience from infrastructure industries. Bo Andersson has a Ph.D. in economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has a background as a researcher. He has written several papers and journal articles on price formation and competition in deregulated markets. Prior to his current position as Chief Economist he has worked as a market analyst in the power sector and as a consultant, working primarily with infrastructure issues, for different government agencies and industries.

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