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Dr. Branimir Stantchev

Head of Sector Spectrum for Wireless Broadband | European Commission

Professional Experience:

Branimir has been working for the European Commission since 2008 and heading the Sector “Spectrum for Wireless Broadband” since 2016. He started his professional career in 1995 at the Vodafone Chair of the Dresden University. From 2000 until 2008 he worked with the companies Philips, Qimonda, Signalion (later National Instruments) in Germany in the area of wireless equipment design, manufacturing and marketing. He made contributions to Wi-Fi standardisation.

Branimir has a PhD degree in mobile communications from the Dresden University.

Present activities:         

Branimir is responsible for the development and implementation of EU-level spectrum policy for wireless broadband (including 5G and beyond) as well as the integration of research and innovation policies. Specific topics include the 5G spectrum roadmap, harmonised spectrum allocation, coordination of authorisation practices, spectrum management for vertical sectors, international cooperation.

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