Simon Pryor

Research & Innovation Director (R&I) - Accelleran

Simon Pryor is the Research and Innovation (R&I) Director for Accelleran, a Belgium based company that provides a software-driven approach to the Radio Access Network (RAN) that is focused on transforming the business landscape and enabling a multi-vendor RAN ecosystem that is creating greater flexibility, efficiency and reduced costs for operators and private networks.

Additionally, Simon is project coordinator for SNS BeGREEN, which combines both UK and EU partners for key research towards advanced RAN energy efficiency.

With numerous EU R&I projects, including both European and UK partners (from academia and industry), Simon has experienced the critical need for combining UK & EU talents to create a competitive European landscape and ecosystem.

Acceleran worked closely with Digital Catapult, Ofcom, DCMS (now DSIT) to launch the Smart RAN Open Network Interoperability Centre (SONIC) Labs to speed up the development of 5G communication kit and help the UK diversify its supply chains – in line with the UK ‘s 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy (2021).


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