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Wireless communications - building economies in the Developing World

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'Wireless communications - building economies in the Developing World' - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications Annual Public Lecture 2017


Speaker:

Professor Mike Short CBE FREng FIET

CEO - Airedale Advisors (incl Advisor to Telefonica ) and former VP Telefonica Europe


Abstract:

The need to access and use the Internet is often held up as the 5th Utility. Not all countries follow the same path as the G7 countries (with an emphasis on 5G). Wireless still tends to be the 1st place to start but smartphones are not yet evenly spread. But as the United Nations Sustainable development goals have been adopted by the Mobile Sector globally it is expected that many more services will depend on wireless technology.

Professor Short will illustrate the rise to 8 Billion mobile subscriptions globally with examples of how services are evolving in Financial Services, Energy and Water, Transport, and Health. He will draw on his work with the global GSM Association and on the United Nations SDG (Sustainable Development Goals), and some of the wider plans for 4G/5G investment and support for the Internet of Things (IoT). The talk will be illustrated with the latest global mobile statistics and case studies.


Speaker Biography:

Professor Short has held positions in Electronics and telecommunications for over 40 years . He left Telefonica full time in December 2016 to take up a wider consulting role and establish Airedale Advisors. He has had experience with 5 Generations of Mobile technology and mobile data services. including pioneering 5G innovation research and is a co founder 5GIC, University of Surrey. He has been an advisor to Ofcom on Spectrum Policy

During his long career Mike has been involved in international mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years Innovation for business development in areas as diverse as Mobile Messaging, Mobile TV, Smart Metering, Digital Healthcare, Transport Telematics and Connected Cars, Smart cities and Emergency services.

He is a former elected Chairman of the global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - 2011/2012). He holds current Visiting Professor positions at the Universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds and Lancaster, and was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2012 as a national honour for services to the Mobile industry.

Dr Mike Short



The lecture will take place on Thursday 21st September 2017, 5.15pm - 6.00pm (followed by a drinks reception) in Lecture Theatre 2, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol.

The lecture is free to attend but we request that you register at so that catering can be arranged for the drinks reception. Registration deadline: 14th September, 09:00hrs



Venue:

Lecture Theatre 2,
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close,
University of Bristol,
Bristol
BS8 1TS

Directions are available on the University map



Enquiries:

For further information, please contact Suzanne at cdt-communications@bristol.ac.uk.

For further information about the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications please visit our website.



We will be taking photographs at the event which may be used for publicity purposes. Please let us know if you do not wish to be photographed.



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