Thomas Kummetz, PhD: 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award—Innovator

With 189 patents in 34 patent families to his name, Thomas Kummetz’s most notable accomplishments include the four patents out of six held by CommScope that are essential for a digital distributed antenna system (DAS). His patent for distributed power over DAS is recognized widely as one of the high value patents in the industry. In this video, Kummetz discusses what innovation means to him and what the future holds for telecommunications.