Julius Robson, Small Cell Forum Steering Group
Julius Robson leads the Small Cell Forum’s Steering Committee which co-ordinates working groups and work items to publish coherent outputs around a series of themes. Initially addressing Home, Enterprise, Urban, Rural and Remote the forum is now working to accelerate Multi-operator support, License Exempt spectrum, SON and HetNet, Virtualisation, 5G and the Internet of Things. Julius has chaired a number of groups within industry forums including the NGMN alliance and the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI). The key output of these groups has been papers representing industry consensus on issues including the maturity of LTE technology, backhaul capacity provisioning, operator requirements for small cells, and small cell backhaul technologies. His background is in wireless technology research and standardisation, and was Nortel’s delegate to 3GPP RAN during the development of LTE. He now works as an independent wireless expert for clients with requirements ranging from the deeply technical IPR analysis through to the commercial development of business value propositions. He holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering and an MSc in Microwave and Optoelectronics.