The standardization of 5G NR by the 3GPP is nearly complete, accelerated by an industry-wide initiative earlier in 2017. As the specification freeze quickly approaches, the industry will have to transition from lab tests, to field trials, and ultimately to actual 5G NR mobile devices in users’ hands on supporting networks. Join us as we examine the challenges that lie ahead in making 5G NR a commercial reality, and the concrete steps that Qualcomm Technologies is taking to address these challenges in preparation for 5G NR commercial launches in 2019.
Serge Willenegger is senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he is responsible for Qualcomm’s core Snapdragon modem business, product portfolio and related modem technology product roadmap supporting cellular enabled products across other QCT business units.
Serge began his career with Qualcomm as an engineering intern in 1995, initially working on IS-95 system evolution. During his tenure, he has held various technology leadership and product management roles in CR&D, QSIO/3GPP, Europe business development and QCT. Serge's contribution was instrumental in establishing and expanding Qualcomm's technology, standardization and product leadership in UMTS and LTE.
Serge holds a Master in Telecommunication Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.