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Stephen Hayes re-elected as SA Chairman

After his outstanding performance as Chairman of the 3GPP Technical Specification Group SA (Service & Systems Aspects), Stephen Hayes has been elected, by acclamation this week, for a third term.

TSG SA is responsible for architecture and coordination issues for 3GPP systems and networks. As such, the group is instrumental in achieving cooperation within the 3GPP structure and plays a key role liaising with standards bodies worldwide.



CT Chairman re-elected - Hannu Hietalahti

The 3GPP Core Networks and Terminals (CT) Technical Specification Group have re-elected Mr Hannu Hietalahti, Nokia Corporation, for a third term.

TSG CT is responsible for specifying terminal interfaces, terminal capabilities and the Core network part of 3GPP systems.

As Chairman Mr. Hietalahti has the reputation of delivering results even under the most challenging circumstances, without sacrificing impartiality and fairness.


New RAN Chairman elected - Takehiro Nakamura

On Tuesday 3rd March, Takehiro Nakamura (NTT DoCoMo Inc.) was elected for a two year term as Chairman of the Radio Access Networks (RAN) Technical Specifications Group in 3GPP.

The election was achieved by acclamation, which is recognition of Mr. Nakamura’s standing in the 3GPP community. He is currently the RAN Vice-Chairman and is the leader of the RAN support Working Group in ARIB.



3GPP Celebrates 10th Anniversary

9th December 2008 - There was cause for celebration in Athens, as the Partners came together to celebrate 10 years of 3GPP.

The celebration was a mix of the generations, as the founding fathers of 3GPP came together with the new wave of engineers who have helped to deliver the LTE standard.


LTE set to be a headline topic at the Mobile World Congress

ETSI, a Partner in 3GPP, will be an exhibitor at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 16-19 February.

The stand will showcase the contribution that the LTE specifications are making towards providing a clear path for operators to evolve their networks.


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