Mansoor Hanif

CTO, Ofcom

About Mansoor

Mansoor Hanif has 24 years experience of planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world: including France, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

In 2011 he joined EE in the UK as Director of Network Integration and LTE, accountable for the Technical Launch Program for 4G as well as the Integration of the legacy 2G/3G Orange and T-Mobile networks. From 2013 he was Director of RAN, with overall responsibility for all of the EE radio access networks, and was also accountable for the coverage aspects of EE’s Emergency Services over LTE programme. Mansoor was a board member of MBNL (the joint venture of EE with H3G) until 2016. During the acquisition of EE by BT, he led the EE network Integration team.

At BT Mansoor was Director of the Converged Networks Research Lab from 2016 to 2018, and led deep and wide collaboration with many UK Universities, researchers, innovators, government bodies such as DCMS, the NIC and industry partners. 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

In addition, Mansoor was closely involved in the foundation of several new 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 Board of the 5GUK Innovation Network, and the Satellite Applications Catapult and a member of the UCL Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Advisory Board.