Mats Andersson has over 20 years international wireless and telecom experience, within various engineering and management positions at Ericsson (in Canada, England and Sweden). In 2006, Mats joined tech start-up Bluetest AB in Gothenburg as CEO. Under his leadership, Bluetest grew to become the world leading MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) test company. Mr. Andersson joined Huawei Technologies Sweden AB in 2011 as Site and System Manager for Radio Base Systems, in Gothenburg. During his tenure, Huawei Gothenburg became a renowned global competence center for Higher Order MIMO and Massive MIMO base stations. In 2014, Mats established MUMIMO AB – a company with a focus on innovation and business development for small and large wireless companies. He is Chairman of the Board of Forsway Scandinavia AB, Satcube AB, SweGaN AB, Brinja AB and a Board member of Bluetest AB and Gefle Testteknik AB.
Forsway Xtend – a Key 5G/6G Technology to Provide Broadband to Rural and Remote Areas
Billions of people cannot access Internet due to infrastructure deficiencies, mainly in emerging markets but also in rural areas in Europe and USA. To reduce the digital divide and to increase prosperity globally new low-cost broadband solutions are needed. Cellular technologies such as 3G and 4G are not cost-effective to provide broadband in areas with low population density or low ARPU. Satellite technology has for a long time been the most cost-effective technology to provide TV broadcast services. This presentation will describe a 5G/6G hybrid satellite – terrestrial solution combining the ubiquitous downlink coverage of satellites with the low cost and low latency of terrestrial technologies.