Senior Director, KDDI
Satoshi KONISHI joined KDDI in 1993 after receiving M.E. from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Japan.
From 1995, he was mainly involved in research and development in wireless communication systems such as LEO satellite systems, mesh-type fixed wireless access (FWA) systems, and mobile cellular systems. He led development of base stations for LTE in KDDI while contributing for international standardizations in 3GPP, 3GPP2 and ITU-R. He also succeeded commercial launches of new features such as LTE carrier aggregation, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), LTE femto cell, and so on as 1st telco operator in Japan, as Head of Mobile Access Technology Division in KDDI since 2014. He then conducted numerous demonstrations using 5G and 5G commercialization in KDDI since 2017 as Head of Next Generation Network Development Division in KDDI.
Since April 2020, he has been leading B5G/6G as Head of Advanced Technology Laboratories of KDDI Research Inc. as well as Senior Director in KDDI Corp. He also serves as Leader of Vision Working Group in Beyond 5G promotion consortium, Japan as well as several committee members in Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan, such as technology Strategy Subcommittee and New-generation Mobile Communications System Subcommittee.
He received Ph.D. and MBA from Waseda University and Globis University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2006 and 2017, respectively. He also received several awards such as “Minister Award for Internal affairs and Communications” from the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) in 2017.