Dr Mike Short CBE FREng FIET, Vice President of Public Affairs, Telefonica Europe
Dr Short has held positions in Electronics and telecommunications for over 40 years . He has had experience with 5 Generations of Mobile technology and mobile data services. including the establishment of a new 5G innovation centre based at Surrey University He has been involved in mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years Innovation for business development in areas as diverse as Mobile Messaging, Mobile TV , Digital healthcare , Connected Cars , Smart Metering, 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 currently 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.
The UK Government has recently announced £1 billion to invest in full-fibre broadband and trialling 5G networks via a new Digital Infrastructure Fund. With funding supporting trials of 5G mobile communications the UK local authorities will be able to access £740 million intended to help them trial and roll-out future ultrafast 5G based Mobile Broadband […]