Alex Jinsung Choi
SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation | T-Laboratories Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
While it remains difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, one bet seems safe: the exponential Internet traffic growth will continue for the foreseeable future. With 5G, we will see requirements for 100 Gb/s connectivity to base stations. More radical approaches are required by operators to keep network rollout costs under control. This includes the move away from a classical black box approach to disaggregation, to Open Source Software and Open Hardware, and also opening up the closed optical ecosystem. Organizations like TIP, OCP, the Linux Foundation and O-RAN play a critical role in this new ecosystem.
Alex Jinsung Choi is SVP of Strategy & Technology Innovation, Head of T-Laboratories Innovation at Deutsche Telekom AG. In addition, he is member of the Technology & Innovation management board, where he has responsibility for several strategic projects including 5G, Edge, Campus Networks and Cloudification.
In his position, he reports directly to Claudia Nemat, Member of the Board of Management, Technology & Innovation.
Choi has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunication industry. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, he served from 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of the Corporate R&D Division and the Technology Strategy Office for SK Telekom in South Korea where he drove forward key strategic and research topics.