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InterDigital Labs Senior Manager Re-Elected Vice Chair of 3GPP RAN Working Group 2

September 10, 2015 / 3GPP, 5G, RAN / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the mobile broadband standard, has re-elected Diana Pani, senior manager, InterDigital Labs group, Vice Chair of its Radio Access Networks (RAN) Working Group (WG) 2 for a second term.

3GPP RAN WG2 is in charge of the Radio Interface architecture and protocols (MAC, RLC, and PDCP), the specification of the Radio Resource Control protocol, the strategies of Radio Resource Management, and the services provided by the physical layer to the upper layers. Diana was first elected to the two-year term of Vice Chair of 3GPP RAN WG2 in 2013 and was re-elected by acclamation during RAN2#91 from August 24-28, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Since joining InterDigital in 2004, Diana has worked on UMTS and LTE product design, research and development and standardization assignments. She is recognized as an expert in 3G and 4G cellular radio access, most notably L2/L3 protocol design as well as L1 system design.

“3GPP RAN WG2 is seen as one of the most important working groups for 5G design, as they will define the Radio Interface Architecture and Protocols,” said Dr. Byung K. Yi, Executive Vice President, InterDigital Labs, and Chief Technology Officer at InterDigital. “This re-election underscores the strength of our engineers’ ability to lead in the research community and validates our strong contributions to 3GPP over the years.”

The 3GPP unites seven telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, and TTC) to produce the reports and specifications that define 3GPP technologies. 3GPP specifications and studies are contribution-driven, by member companies, in Working Groups within four Technical Specification Group levels – RAN, Service & Systems Aspects, Core Network & Terminals and GSM EDGE Radio Access Networks.