6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Jonathan Wakeling

Acting Director, Fundamental Research and IPR. BT Group plc

Speaker profile

Jon has worked for BT for over forty years, starting as an apprentice, with over thirty years in technology research and strategy roles. He has a wide range of expertise in satellite, HAPS and wireless communications, broadband access technologies, customer demand for bandwidth and techno-economic analysis of new network technologies.

Jon’s current role includes: developing new learning in fundamental physical phenomena into engineering capabilities; driving IPR generation and exploitation; evaluation of emerging non-terrestrial network (NTN) technologies and systems; developing an NTN R&D programme covering component development through to applications and services; building collaborative project proposals and teams. Jon is focusing on satellite/HAPS-terrestrial convergence and integration in 5/6G, space-ground quantum and optical communications, and helping the New Anglia LEP establish and develop the SpaceEast cluster.

BT Group plc


Wednesday 07 June


14:20 - 15:00   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: 5G in Space and the 6G future

Dr Jaime Reed

Vice President UK & Australia Space Data Platforms & Applications,

Jonathan Wakeling

Acting Director, Fundamental Research and IPR,
BT Group plc

Jack Waland

5G Technical Consultant,
Day One People

Professor Barry Evans

Professor of Satellite Communications in the Institute for Communications and 6GIC,
University of Surrey