Friday seminar: Why Paging can be Superior in Mobile Communication in 2014 – an International Perspective

Friday Seminar
Date and time: February 07, 2014 14:30 - 16:00
Place: Wireless@kth and EIT ICT Labs co-location centre, Isafjordsgatan 26, Kista. Elevator C, floor 3


On Friday February 7, we welcome Johan Ågren, CEO Generic Mobile as our Wireless Friday speaker.

Tentative topic: Why Paging can be Superior in Mobile Communication in 2014 – an International Perspective

Abstract: The operators are rolling out 4G mobile networks, we read about 5G and researchers are working on 6G. What is paging in this context – ”Pre-G”?

As an active board member of the global Critical Messaging Association I will present an international perspective on how this Pre-G technology called paging can be saving lives every day in 2014 – and continue to do so? This might be unexpected to many of you – but paging has proven to be the most reliable form of communication and new national networks are being built as we speak. nP2M (Narrowband Point-to-Multipoint) is the name of the new ETSI standard, approved in 2013, and highlights many of the future applications for paging.

Johan Ågren is CEO of Generic Mobile, a mobile telecom operator specializing in messaging services and operating the national paging network Minicall in Sweden. Johan originally joined Generic Mobile in 2002 and has been the CEO since 2009. Prior to Generic Mobile Johan has been a business consultant with McKinsey & Company and co-founding the billing software company Billiant. He has over 20 years of experience from the telecom industry and has been on the board of Critical Messaging Association-Europe since 2008.

Johan has M. Sc. Engineering Physics (KTH) and M. Sc. Economics and Business Administration (Corporate Finance), Stockholm School of Economics.


Johan Ågren, CEO Generic Mobile








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