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Press Release -- September 5th, 2013
Source: Huawei

Yang Zhao of Huawei Elected Chairwoman of 3GPP GERAN Working Group 2

[Shenzhen, China, September 5, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced Ms. Yang Zhao of Huawei’s Wireless Network Business Unit was recently elected chairwoman of the 3GPP GERAN (GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network) Working Group 2 (WG2) responsible for protocol aspects of GERAN at the WG2’s fifty-eighth meeting.

Ms. Yang Zhao is the youngest ever elected 3GPP chairwoman. Since 2005, Ms. Yang Zhao has participated in multiple 3GPP activities for various wireless technologies including GELTE (GERAN-LTE interworking), M2M (machine-to-machine), smartphone enhancements, group communications, network sharing, and GAN (Generic Access Network). She has made significant contributions to wireless standards and technologies.

Ms. Yang Zhao said of her election: “I am honored to be elected as chairwoman of 3GPP GERAN WG2. Huawei is devoted to mobile network research and technology innovation, and has established more than ten Mobile Innovation Centers worldwide to collaborate with global operators on researching new MBB, LTE, SingleRAN, AAS and PS/EPC technologies. We will continue to make efforts to be the best partner for our customers while forwarding overall mobile industry development.”

According to 3GPP, Huawei has contributed the most approved LTE Core Specification since 2010, more than 10% over the second largest contributor. Huawei currently holds 90 key positions from chairperson and board member to rapporteur within numerous major international technology standards organizations, including 3GPP, APT, AWG, ETSI, IEEE, IETF, ITU, Wi-Fi Alliance and WWRF.

ABI Research, a leading market research and market intelligence firm, recently released a “Standards Leadership within the 3GPP” report. This report positioned Huawei as one of the top two contributors to 3GPP standards and technologies including WCDMA/HSPA, LTE and EPC. ABI arrived at its result by looking at the number of chairmanships, rapporteurships, overall contributions, approved contributions and discussion papers for 3GPP standards.

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