Hillebrand, Friedhelm

Fred is the founder and Managing Director of Hillebrand GmbH. He led the MMS project and contributed strategic input into several other projects. Fred acted as testifying expert on the ETSI IPR Policy in a court in US and contributed expert reports in this area to other cases.

His core competencies are business and technology strategy, service and system development and international cooperation between operators and manufacturers.

Before joining Hillebrand GmbH Fred led the GSM and UMTS standardisation work in ETSI for more than four years. Before this, he was a Senior Managing Director of a major mobile operator responsible for its GSM network and related IT systems. He has contributed to GSM work since 1984 and was involved in the development of principles for the IPR policy in the GSM standardisation.

Fred is editor and co-author of two books on Mobile Communication published by Wiley-Blackwell:

GSM and UMTS - The Creation of Global Mobile Communication 

Short Message Service (SMS) - The Creation of Personal Global Text Messaging 

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