Rémi ThomasDirector of the Technical Strategy at Orange Group
Rémi THOMAS was born in 1959. He graduated from the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications" (Paris) in 1982.
In 1983 he joined CNET (France Telecom R&D) where he developed probabilistic models applied to the evaluation of telecommunication systems.
Then he contributed to the research and standardisation for GSM.
He contributed to different GSM standardisation committees from 1987 to 1999. He was eventually the France Telecom representative in the plenary of ETSI/SMG Technical Committee.
From 1995 to 1999, he chaired ETSI/SMG7, the ETSI sub technical committee in charge of the testing and type approval of the GSM Mobile Equipments.
In 1999 he joined Orange France where he has been director of the “UMTS network project”.
From 2003 to 2006 he was in charge of the UMTS deployment in Orange France.
Then from 2007 to 2014 he was Director of the Orange Group LTE/EPC Programme, the purpose of which was supporting the LTE commercial launches in the different Orange operations.
Today Rémi Thomas is in charge of the Technical strategy for the Orange Radio Access Networks; this involves developments of new services built on LTE evolutions and 5G studies.
He is Technical Advisor of the NGMN Testing and Trial Initiative.
Rémi THOMAS spoke in numerous technical conferences; he contributed to “GSM and UMTS – The creation of Global Mobile Communication” which is the GSM history book. He contributed as well to the “Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge” (WEBOK) edited by the IEEE Communications Society.
He is on the « GSM Roll of Honour list » released in 2001 by the GSM Association.