Elmar Grasser is unconcerned about the glitzy hype of 5G and the Internet of Things, at least for now. He tells Graeme Neill why it is crucial for an operator’s present and future to build the best LTE network possible today.
Ruza Sabanovic has gone from launching Montenegro’s first mobile network to shepherding in the 5G era for Telenor group. She speaks to Graeme Neill about the importance of digital transformation, how sales can shape technology and how war shaped her approach to work and life.
Under the header Facing the Future, the mobile industry’s leading CTOs assembled in London earlier this summer to define the challenges and opportunities they face with digital transformation and the rollout of 5G. James Blackman reports.
Turkcell has a singular vision for digital transformation, which has seen it outrun OTTs in its home market. Gediz Sezgin, the Turkish operator’s CTO and the industry’s newly-crowned Regional CTO of the Year, tells James Blackman about its mission to change telecoms.
Johan Wibergh was the unanimous choice for the Group CTO of the Year award, leading Vodafone on an ongoing journey of transformation and innovation and ensuring it is best placed to make sure 5G thrives rather than fails. He talks to Graeme Neill.
After building one of Europe’s fastest growing LTE networks, Fotis Karonis is now juggling EE’s merger with BT alongside its emerging 5G strategy. He talks to Graeme Neill about pressure, partners and pragmatism.
Geert Standaert won Mobile Europe’s Regional CTO of the Year award for 2017 with an impressive mix of cherrypicking the right technologies for its customers and building for the future. He talks to Graeme Neill.