Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO of Orange and former Chairman of the NGMN Board hands over the reins to the new Chairman Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom.
Under Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon’s direction, NGMN successfully initiated the enhancement of 5G within the ecosystem, and among others, initiated and published the 5G White Paper 2. Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon said: ”It has been a pleasure heading the NGMN Alliance as many operators launched 5G. As we continue to deploy and further develop 5G to maximize the benefit of its potential, our goal is to remain at the forefront of next generation mobile networks. Therefore, I gladly hand over the leadership to my highly respected colleague Arash Ashouriha, who will continue to strengthen and drive the NGMN Alliance forward”.
Arash Ashouriha said: “I am honoured to be taking over as NGMN Board Chairman during theses challenging but very exciting times for our industry. My goal is to continue enabling network operators to unleash the full 5G potential and to lead the Alliance into the future of next generation mobile networks”.
Anita Döhler, CEO , NGMN Alliance said:” I would like to thank Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon for his great leadership and dedication over the past 2 years. We have a lot of work ahead of us and are confident that we will continue to follow the successful path with Arash Ashouriha’s direction and Deutsche Telekom as a strong member partner”.
The voting occurred unanimously during the Board meeting.
SVP Group Technology Innovation,
Head of Network Virtualization, A1 Group
VP Wireless Networks, Bell Canada
Group CTIO, BT
Deputy General Manager China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile
VP of Chunghwa Telecom Labs, Chunghwa Telecom
VP Planning & Engineering, 1&1 Drillisch
Group CTO, Hongkong Telecom
EVP,CTO, EGM of R&D Innovation Division, NTT DOCOMO Inc.
Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon
Group CTO, Orange
Mark Chin Kok Chong
Group CTO, Singtel
Head of Access Network Development Team, SK Telecom
VP and Head of Technology Strategy and Transformation Office of PLDT and Smart
Head of Technology Evolution & Innovation, TIM
CTO, EVP Technology, Tele2
VP Network and Architecture Strategy, Chief Technology Office, TELUS
SVP, Chief Network Officer, T-Mobile US
Chief Network Technologies Officer, Turkcell
EVP & CTO Engineering and Information Services, US Cellular
Group R&D Director, Vodafone
The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations.
The focus of the NGMN Alliance is on the development of 5G supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations.
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