Dr Derek Long, Head of Telecoms and Mobile, discusses his keynote at Total Telecom Congress 2021 where he explored how new materials are opening the door to transparent phased array antennas and unlocking a host of new 5G use cases.  

5G’s future is hybrid – the non-terrestrial opportunity

Derek discusses new research and the path to development for transparent dual-layer phased array antennas, concentrating on the use of advanced new materials that minimize the visual impact of small cell base stations for private and residential networks. This innovation paves the way to the integration of small cell infrastructure with vastly reduced visual pollution and will accelerate a host of valuable new 5G use cases. 



Dr Derek Long
SVP of Telecommunications

Derek leads our collaboration within the telecoms and mobile sector, helping create breakthrough innovations that transforms the delivery of high-performance communication - for mobile carriers and ISPs to vendors and component manufacturers. With over 20 years’ experience in mobile technology, Derek has held a range senior management roles with multinationals and has a wealth of expertise across all generations of mobile and broadband technology, including LTE-A and 5G. Derek holds a PhD in telecommunications from the University of Bristol.

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