MWC21 Barcelona – 5G Infrastructure Sharing Summit
Time: 08:00 – 09:30 (CET)
Location: My MWC online
Active Network Sharing has provided significant introduction and growth benefits for the last 2 generations of network deployments. It is common practice across Europe and Asia. The introduction of new technologies in the 5G Era, such as; 5G NR architectures, Active Antennas, Virtualisation, Edge Compute, Network Slicing and Open Networking will re-shape active sharing architectures and commercial principles, maybe even requiring further specification work. This seminar will discuss the forming GSMA Foundry project and the work that needs to be undertaken to accelerate the adoption of 5G Sharing.
Mai Yanzhou, Senior Vice President, China Unicom
Yuanbing Tian, Director of Planning and Coordination Section, 5G network development and sharing department, China Unicom
Alex Wang, Director of RAN Solution, ZTE
Alex Sinclair is the Chief Technology Officer at the GSMA. With more than 25 years in telecommunications in general and mobile in particular, Alex has worked for a number of companies in the UK, Germany and the US. In the early 1990’s, Alex was part of the project team that launched the T-Mobile D1 network in Germany. In 1995, Alex helped Syniverse to launch their GSM clearinghouse business. Prior to joining the GSMA, Alex was Director of Network Engineering at ICO (a Global Satellite venture). Alex has served as Chief Technology Officer of the GSMA since 2005.
Executive Vice President , China Telecom
Senior Vice President , China Unicom
General Manager of 5G Network Development and Sharing Department, China Telecom
Head of Research and Consulting , GSMA Intelligence
In this capacity, Tim has responsibility for consulting work across a range of topics and clients in the TMT sectors along with published research reports. In an ever-changing industry, this means that change is the only constant. Aside from writing and editing, he is a regulator presenter at conferences, public speaking engagements and in the media. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from Queens University in Canada, is a Chartered Manager from the Chartered Management Institute, and a Level 3 candidate in the CFA program.
Senior Director, Group Technology, GSMA
Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and is responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.
Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation. He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).
Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.
Director of Planning and Coordination Section of 5G network development and sharing department, China Unicom
He has been engaged in mobile communication network planning, construction, and optimization for a long time. At present, he is mainly responsible for mobile communication network development strategy research, 5G network planning and construction, and 5G co-construction and sharing.
Director of 5G RAN Solution, ZTE
Alex WANG is Director of 5G RAN Solution at ZTE Corporation. His current role involves close engagement with global operators on 5G mobile communications system, from both a technology perspective and a strategic perspective.
Alex has rich and diverse experience in mobile communications and keeps frequent contact and engagement with operators across different continents. Prior to his current role in 5G, he spanned various areas of mobile communications, from network architecture and technology strategy to business analysis and consulting.
Prior to ZTE, Alex worked for a Singapore mobile operator, developing mobile data products and services. He was instrumental in the operator’s development and management of multiple mobile data services, starting from the very early days of SMS, WAP, GPRS, and all the way to mobile broadband.
Alex started his telecommunications profession researching mobile communications theory, particularly the analysis of communication system performance under wireless Rayleigh fading channel. He was then the first researcher to achieve a type of closed-form solution to mobile communication system under Rayleigh fading channel.
As a veteran of the telecommunications industry, Alex is a frequent speaker at various global mobile conferences and events. He also holds an international patent in mobile communications.
Alex graduated with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore, focusing on wireless communications.