Mansoor HanifCTO at Ofcom
Mansoor has 24 years experience of planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world. In 2011 Mansoor joined EE as Director of Network Integration and LTE, accountable for the technical launch of 4G as well as the Integration of the 2G/3G Orange and T-Mobile networks. From 2013 he was Director of RAN, with responsibility for all of the EE radio access networks. Mansoor was a board member of MBNL (the joint venture of EE with H3G) until 2016. At BT Mansoor was Director of the Converged Networks Research Lab from 2016 to 2018, and led deep and wide collaboration with UK Universities, innovators, and government bodies. He provided regular inputs to calls for evidence from the UK Government in relation to connectivity: ranging from 5G deployment pilots, rail connectivity and transport strategy to vertical industries. Mansoor was closely involved in the foundation of several cross-industry initiatives to accelerate innovation with disruptive technologies: in the UK, he co-founded the Scottish Innovation Partnership, and also globally with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founding the Europe’s 1st TIP ecosystem acceleration centre in the UK. Mansoor is currently a member of the Advisory Boards of the UK5G Innovation Network, the Satellite Applications Catapult and UCL Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept.
From September 2018 Mansoor is the CTO of Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator.