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#0416: New standardizations for 5G

Gjest: Rune Harald Rækken

Senior Radio Access Network Expert

Telenor Group

Med Vert Silvija Seres

In this #LØRN episode, Silvija speaks with Senior Radio Access Network Expert in Telenor Group, Rune Harald Rækken, about how creating a set of new global standardizations for 5G will make sure that the new smart devices will be able to speak and work smarter together to change the global perspective of Norway's network technology with a peculiar experience. Rune was leader of F2F in the period 1997-2005, as well as deputy leader from 2009 to 2014. After this, he again held the leadership position until April 2017. He is currently a senior adviser in F2F.

Education and hobbies?
Master of Science in Engineering from NTH, volunteering (Foreningen 2 Foreldre, Hadeland Ride- og Kjøreklubb), walks in the woods and fields.

Who are you and how did you become interested in technology?
Dad was a machine contractor, two older cousins ​​got me interested in sound, stereo and electronics.

What is the most important thing you do at work?
Identifies new opportunities for Telenor, sets the direction for technology development.

What do you focus on in technology?
Mobile technology in general, radio, 5G, IoT.

Why is it exciting?
New opportunities, new challenges.

What do you think are the most interesting controversies?
How to influence the suppliers to a technology development we want

Your own relevant projects last year?
5G standardization, IoT, advice and help to Buene to develop common architecture and common solutions, points of view.

Your other favorite examples of your type of technology internationally and nationally?
Has been part of the development from GSM, 3G, 4G, now towards 5G. Fantastic development, great impact on society and how we live.

What do you think is relevant knowledge for the future?
Learn to learn. Understand the development. Identify new opportunities. Communicate and sell the opportunities to those who make the decisions.

What do we do uniquely well in Norway from this?
We have the world's best mobile network and live in an advanced mobile market. This gives us a good position for learning that can be replicated in other markets. We understand the technology quite well, but there is more uncertainty about future uses. We need to partner with other industries to open up the potential that IoT and 5G offer.

A favorite future quote?
The future belongs to the good storytellers. Quote from «Ona Fyr», Ingebrigt Steen Jensen.

Main points from our conversation?
We work with exciting technologies with a great potential to improve society, we just have to understand how we can make use of this.

Dette LØRNER du:

IoT 5G Standardization Smart home
We need new standards in order to expand the use cases. With the new network you will get a broadband with much higher speed. This means you can get more IoT devices connected to the network; you could get up to 1 million pr. square km. This is important because everything will be connected in the future.

Rune Harald Rækken

Anbefalt litteratur
Dette er 5G Hva vet vi om 5G

Dette er Telenor Group

Telenor Asa is a Norwegian majority state-owned multinational telecommunications company and is one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies with operations worldwide, but focused in Scandinavia and Asia. It has extensive broadband and TV distribution operations in four Nordic countries, and a 10-year-old research and business line for Machine-to-Machine technology. Telenor owns networks in 9 countries and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and had a market capitalization in November 2015 of kr 225 billion, making it the third largest company listed on the OSE.


5G is going to play a big part of the society in the future. Should only the developers know about the efficent usage of possibilities 5G brings on the table, or should us consumers get involved to reduce the borders of knowledge between whos working with technology vs whos the daily user of it?