Dr. Heidi Himmanen is a Chief Advisor at the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom working in the 5G Momentum ecosystem project. 5G Momentum promotes new services and innovations based on 5G technology through trials to make Finland number one in 5G, brings together the needs and ideas of different actors, encourages cooperation, develops Finnish digital society and makes Finnish 5G-knowledge visible. Heidi has previously worked as a head of spectrum supervision and radio networks unit at the spectrum department at Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (now Traficom). She holds a Dr. Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from University of Turku and a M. Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University).
Challenges and Opportunities related to Implementation and Trials of 5G for Verticals – a Regulatory Perspective
The operational and business environment is changing with introduction of 5G. Collaboration and networking is clearly a prerequisite for understanding the surroundings and trialling of new services in different societal sectors (verticals). Cooperative trials help understanding the opportunities and challenges related to introduction of new mobile communication services. They also give evidence on how business models, ecosystems and regulation should be developed. The challenges and opportunities of introduction of 5G in a Finnish and Nordic-Baltic context have been identified among others by the 5G Momentum ecosystem and the Nordic Council of Ministers. These will be outlined together with the spectrum regulatory situation.