Mirko joined HCLs Engineering and R&D (ERS) Telecom and networks division end of 2013. Since then, he is managing HCL’s LTE Centre of Excellence with a team of 15+ engineers focusing on technology, training and PoC development in the area of LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro and 5G. Mirko has 20+ years experience in telecommunication with a strong focus on wireless. During this time he worked in research and development and in technology and product management for both, mobile devices and mobile core networks, in 3G, 4G, as well as 5G technologies. Mirko has actively contributed to different standardization bodies and is author and co-author of several Whitepapers and holds serveral patents.