We were devastated to learn that Östen Mäkitalo suddenly passed away on Thursday June 16th at the age of 73. He was recuperating from a heart condition and was supposed to be back at the office shortly when his heart failed him again. In Scandinavia he was well known as the “father of Mobile Telephony”. Since his retirement from head of research and CTO of Telia Sonera, his has been a part time guest professor at Wireless@KTH since 2006. He has over the years been an inspiration to us all – sharing his vast experience in both the technical as well as in the business domain. We miss you, Östen!