Istvan Lajtos is an experienced technologist and strategist with 20+ years mobile telecommunication experience.
Istvan is managing the Worcestershire 5G test bed design, deployment and operation with key strategic partners, focusing on key aspect driving 5G networks technology in the UK sponsored by the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
Istvan was responsible for Bristol Is Open’s engineering team, delivering a number of business-critical commercial and Horizon 2020 funded European projects such as the deployment of LTE, LTE-A, 5G test bed and various other wireless technology solutions on the infrastructure.
Before joining Bristol Is Open, Istvan worked for the GSMA, one of the largest trade associations in the telecom industry, leading several international membership related initiatives around network evolution, smart traffic management and other cutting-edge technologies including 5G.
Istvan has a wealth of experience in the mobile industry having previously worked for Telefonica Group, leading large-scale delivery projects around device technology. He also managed Telefonica device technology strategy and held various roles within Product Management and Marketing divisions for nearly seven years.