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2018 Excellence Awards

April 8, 2019

Last two 2018 Excellence Awards presented

In Xi'an - China, CT3 has recognised the outstanding contribution of Nevenka Biondic to work in the IMS/CS area and as the groups Rapporteur for Stage 3 aspects of the 5G System; Background Data Transfer Policy Control Service work in TS 29.554.

At the same location - RAN1's Kazuaki Takeda has received the last of this year's four awards. Kazuaki has been instrumental in covering a variety aspects of physical layer standardization from LTE to NR. More recently, he served as rapporteur for the NR Release 15 study and work item. He has also helped chair the Release 15 UE feature discussions, as well as some of the recent Release 15 LTE - eMTC/NBI-IoT online sessions.

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2018 – Award #II

The 3GPP Excellence Award, for work in 2018, has been presented to Gilles Téniou in recognition of his contribution to the SA4 Working Group’s output for Virtual Reality Profiles for Streaming Media (VRStream).

3GPP SA4 Chair Frederic Gabin and fellow Vice-Chair Nikolai Leung made the Award to Gilles at their recent meeting in Bruges.


Further Reading on VR from SA4:

SA6 Scoop the first 2018 Award:

February 7, 2019

Basavaraj Pattan of 3GPP Working Group SA6 has been presented with the 2018 3GPP Excellence Award for his work on Mission Critical Data and a Common API Framework for 3GPP Northbound APIs (CAPIF).

MCData is the next major standard after the completion of push-to-talk for mission critical applications and CAPIF is set to be a key enabler for communicating with higher-level components of the network.

Both features have been skilfully kept in-line with the objectives set out by the group - thanks to Basavaraj’s dedication and commitment to getting these specifications approved – on time within the Release 15 schedule.

2018 3GPP award Suresh

The Excellence Award is 3GPP's annual recognition process for outstanding contributions to the technical work in the groups. A maximum of four may be awarded each year – which makes it a scarce and valued prize.

Further reading on CAPIF and MCData:

  • TS 23.222 (Rel-15) - Common API Framework for 3GPP Northbound APIs
  • TR 23.722 (Rel-15) - Study on Common API Framework for 3GPP Northbound APIs
  • TS 23.282 (Rel-15) - Functional architecture and information flows to support Mission Critical Data (MCData); Stage 2



Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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