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Huawei’s executive is the youngest ever elected 3GPP chairwoman

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 13, 2013
Yang Zhao of Huawei elected chairwoman of 3GPP GERAN Working Group 2

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), Huawei has announced.

According to the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, the WG2 is responsible for protocol aspects of GERAN at the WG2's 58th meeting.

Zhao is the youngest ever elected 3GPP chairwoman.

Since 2005, she 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.

"I am honoured to be elected as chairwoman of 3GPP GERAN WG2," Zhao said of her election.

According to 3GPP, Huawei has contributed the most approved LTE Core Specification since 2010, more than 10 percent over the second largest contributor.

Huawei currently holds 90 key positions from chairperson and board member to rapporteur within numerous major international technology standards organisations, including 3GPP, APT, AWG, ETSI, IEEE, IETF, ITU, Wi-Fi Alliance and WWRF.


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