Mansoor Hanif leaving BT

High profile ex-EE network exec departs

HanifMansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks & Innovation, BT, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. A well-known speaker at numerous industry conferences, Hanif has often served as a public face for EE and then BT’s 4G and 5G network development goals.

Hanif took his most recent position in November 2016 shortly after BT’s acquisition of EE. The role saw him involved in areas such as 5G trials, network slicing, developing new fronthaul technologies and supporting open source networking projects such as TIP’s OpenCellular programme.

From 2013-2016 Hanif was Director of RAN and Programmes at EE as the operator established new LTE-A features in its network and explored a range of alternative connection technologies for rural and remote environments. Joining EE from Orange in October 2011 as Director of Network Integration and LTE put him in place at the start of the operator’s LTE journey.

Hanif’s next position is not yet confirmed. He has, though, taken up two advisory positions. One is as an Independent on UK 5G’s Advisory Board, which was announced last night at an event at  BT Tower in London. He has also taken a role at UCL on its electronic engineering industry advisory board.