Pål Grønsund joined Telenor ASA in 2007 now holding a senior research scientist position, mainly focusing on NFV, SDN, Orchestration and Hybrid Clouds. He has experience with radio access and core network technologies including 3GPP, WiMAX, WiFi, cognitive radio technologies and Cloud-RAN. He has been working on virtualization of network and IT functions since 2008 and since 2013 has been fully focused on NFV and SDN while working in research, technology strategy and technology execution divisions. As a researcher, he has been involved in several EU funded research projects and is currently the coordinator of the EU funded project 5G-VINNI (Verticals INNovation Infrastructure). He is vice chair in the ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) project and has standardization experience in ETSI NFV ISG and ETSI RRS. Grønsund holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Oslo (Norway) on Cognitive Radio and has been a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Electrical Engineering at UCLA.
The 5G-VINNI Facility
The EU-funded research and innovation project 5G-VINNI (Verticals Innovation Infrastructure) will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing a 5G end-to-end facility to demonstrate that the 5G KPIs can be met and to lower the entry barriers for vertical industries to pilot use cases by supporting their pilots.