Posted on November 8, 2021 in ATSC News
Anders Askerup is Senior System Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His background around standardization is predominantly with 3GPP Core Network working groups. Askerup is leading a new ATSC ad-hoc group to study ATSC 3.0 and 5G Harmonization where his experience with 3GPP will be essential.
When it comes to ATSC 3.0, Askerup leads the new Technology Group 3 – Ad-hoc Group 11 (TG3-11) “ATSC 3.0 / 5G Harmonization.” Askerup says that ATSC 3.0 will have a big impact.
“ATSC 3.0 will be truly transformative for the broadcast industry with the ability for broadcasters to repurpose a portion of their spectrum to be monetized in new and innovative ways. Consumers will enjoy better quality audio and video and enhanced data services.”
Askerup also says the most impressive features of ATSC 3.0 include those that impact the customer and their viewing experience.
“So, improved sound quality with less interference; higher picture resolution and availability on more mobile devices and more content in cars, are just a few examples.”
Askerup grew up in Sweden and studied math at the University of Gothenburg. He started working for Ericsson as a software developer on mobile network management systems in 1989 and through shorter deployments in Germany and Portugal, he found himself in Montreal, Canada in 1993. Askerup left Ericsson and Canada and moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1998. In Omaha, Askerup started working for Tandem Computers, which through acquisitions and splits is now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Since 2020, he has lived in Frisco, Texas.
At HPE Askerup has worked on Mobile Core Network equipment, mainly oriented around subscriber data management and authentication network elements/functions (HLR/HSS/AuC in legacy 1G/2G/3G/4G) and AUSF/UDM/UDR in 5G. He has been active in 3GPP since 2002, mainly in the 3GPP Core and Terminal Working Group 4 (CT4), but also attends Service and System Aspects Working Group 2 (SA2) and CT/SA plenaries.
Askerup is married with three adult children. He enjoys running, hiking and skiing. Askerup also has an interest in Home Theater and audio and is currently trying to figure out how to build a dedicated home theater in his new Texas home. He has used OTA antennas for many years and has now both an ATSC 3.0 enabled TV as well as a SiliconDust ATSC 3.0 tuner. The Dallas ATSC 3.0 market is currently limited to Fox and two Spanish speaking channels, but Askerup says he can report that both tuners do a great job receiving the ATSC 3.0 broadcasts.
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