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Seminar: Making 5G work for everyone

The seminar will be given by Antonella Faniuolo, Principal Technology Advisor, Ofcom, UK, as part of the course "Trends in Communications."

Nov 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Where Room 5.4, School of Engineering and Architecture, viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna

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Antonella Faniuolo

About the speaker

Antonella Faniuolo is a Principal Technology Advisor at Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, currently leading the 5G and IoT projects in Technology Strategy. In the past, she held various roles in Alcatel-Lucent in wireless market analysis and business strategy, LTE product portfolio management and 3GPP standardisation. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent she worked for Siemens and NEC in various functions in R&D, system design, testing and pre-sales. Antonella is the author of several patents in the field of wireless cellular technologies. She holds a Laurea degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2002) from the University of Bologna, a Master’s degree in Radiocommunications Engineering (2003) from Alma Graduate School and an MBA (2011) from Oxford Brookes University.

Abstract

The role of telecom regulators is to protect consumers and citizens, while stimulating innovation and investments in the market place. New trends and innovations in the telecom sector such as the Internet of Things and 5G are creating new opportunities for businesses and society, but, at the same time, they are altering the traditional market dynamics and are creating new challenges for regulators. This seminar will look at how regulators play a key role in shaping the evolution of the telecom sector and will discuss the “regulator’s dilemma” with a focus on the regulatory enablers of the next generation of wireless technologies.