Huawei Australia names global 5G expert as new CTO

Huawei Australia has appointed 5G expert Dr David Soldani as its new chief technology officer.
Dr Soldani has been active in the ICT industry for more than 20 years, working on research, innovation and customer services projects for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G ICT systems and services.
Huawei CEO George Huang said David was a welcome addition to the Australian team as the sector prepares for the future rollout of 5G technology.
“David is an authority on the development of wireless technologies and will be invaluable for Australian carriers, businesses and governments seeking to understand the impact of this future technology,” Huang said.
Dr Soldani has rejoined Huawei after most recently serving as Head of 5G Technology at Nokia.
Before rejoining Nokia in 2016, he was for eight years at Huawei European Research Centre, Germany, serving as Head of IP Transformation Research Centre (IPTRC), Head of Network Solution R&D and, subsequently, Head of Central Research Institute (CRI) and VP Strategic Research and Innovation, in Europe; and represented Huawei in the Board of Directors of The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), in Europe.
Selected frequently to receive special awards in recognition of his contribution to the ICT industry, Dr Soldani was granted a Distinguished Talent visa for his profession by the Australian Government.

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