Federal Network Agency, Germany
Christoph Wöste got his university degree (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig in electrical engineering, main focus on communications technology. Since 1993 he is working for the German Government as a civil servant in the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). He was involved in the area of international Spectrum Engineering from 1993 to 2010 and participated in several ITU-R and CEPT groups. Inter alia he chaired the CEPT Working Group SE from 2004 – 2010.
In 2010 he started his activities in the field of standardization for mobile radio services. His team is following and influencing the regulatory needs for 5G e.g. in ITU-R and 3GPP.
Since November 2014 he is an elected Board Member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). In the Federal Network Agency in Germany he is Head of Section “Technical Regulation Mobile Radio Services” which has established the “Austauschplattform 5G-Standardisierung” (5G exchange platform) in 2017.
Enabling 5G Verticals in Germany – Introducing the BNetzA “Austauschplattform 5G-Standardisierung”
Due to the great social and economic significance of 5G, the German Government adopted a 5G strategy for Germany in July 2017. One of the numerous action points is to support the 5G user industries (e.g. Industry 4.0, Automotive Industry, Broadband Media, Agriculture, eHealth) with their specific requirements, ideas and solutions in the 5G standardization process in 3GPP. This presentation provides inter alia the aims and focus areas of the new AP5G (5G-Exchange Platform) on standardization needs from the perspective of the German verticals. In particular AP5G was set up to enable the necessary coordination to be taken for the preparation of forthcoming 3GPP meetings.