Dr. Frank Mademann
Huawei, 3GPP Architecture WG Chairman, Germany
Dr. Frank Mademann graduated at and received a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Germany. In August 2009 Frank joined Huawei and holds the position of a systems architect at Huawei’s Wireless Networks business unit. Frank started his career with research and development on GSM data services in 1991 at Siemens Mobile Networks. Since then he was involved in design and definition of all packet domain architectures and services that were specified by SMG and 3GPP. This includes GPRS from the very beginning, the packet domain of UMTS, LTE/SAE and currently 5G.
Frank has been actively involved in the Architecture Working Group of 3GPP since 1999, where he is recognized as a key contributor to technical aspects of all packet domain architectures that were specified by SMG and 3GPP and also contributing to leadership and organizational matters. Having held earlier the position of a Vice Chair, he is the Chairman of 3GPP’s Architecture Working Group since 2015.
3GPP's 5G Standardization Roadmap and Progress
After a brief introduction of the 3GPP ecosystem the timeline and the main characteristics of 3GPP’s 5G system are introduced. This includes the service-based model of the architecture, network slicing, support for mobile edge computing and the QoS model.