Arda Akman has 25 years of research and development experience in telecommunications, especially in wireless networks. In his current position as Director of Wireless Access in Netsia, he is leading the development of 5G products with focus on network slicing and RAN intelligence. He has also led the development of 4G macro base station covering radio resource management, SON and FCAPS.
Prior to his current position, he held various technical managerial positions including Turk Telekom R&D where he led multi-national research projects and telecom solutions, in Ixia leading the physical layer team and the development of wireless network test equipment for GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies, including 4G multi-UE simulator, and Nortel Networks focusing on carrier grade products for fixed and mobile telecommunication technologies. He is involved in standardization activities such as 3GPP and an active member of O-RAN, co-chairing use case task group and chairing slicing task groups. He received his BSc and MSc in Electronics Engineering (EE) from METU, Ankara, Turkey in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He has authored various articles and more than 15 patent applications.