▲Information and Communication Technology Award and Distinguished Service Award Ceremony
(Yoko Masuda, Researcher, Corporate Research and Development Group of Sharp Corporation, is fourth from the left in the back row)
Yoko Masuda, Researcher, Corporate Research and Development Group of Sharp Corporation, received the "Distinguished Service Award" for her achievements in promoting standardization related to 3GPP*1. The award ceremony was held at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (Meguro-ku, Tokyo) on June 19.
▲Ms. Masuda at the award ceremony
TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee) was established for the purpose of contributing to standardization in the field of information and telecommunications by creating standards related to information and telecommunications networks, as well as to promote the spread of such standards. Awards are presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the execution of projects in line with these objectives.
Ms. Masuda has served in the TTC's 3GPP Working Group*2 as SWG-CT*3 Leader for about 2 years from April 2019 to April 2021, and as the Working Group Chair for about 1 year and 3 months from July 2021 to October 2022. She has contributed to the formulation of specifications and actively promoted the standardization of 4G and 5G systems in 3GPP. These activities and achievements were highly evaluated, and led to the award of the "Distinguished Service Award " this time.
She has been continuously participating in 3GPP SA1*4 meetings since 2014, and is recently also joining 3GPP CT1*5 meetings. In addition to contributing to reach consensus by submitting contribution documents which are technical proposals, she has also contributed to the filing of more than 60 patent applications related to our 4G/5G standards, as well as the prosecution to those patent applications.
While continuing to provide industry-leading new mobile devices, Sharp has been actively engaged in research and development and patent applications related to wireless technologies and networks such as W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G for over 20 years. As a result, it now holds more than 6,000 essential patents. Sharp will continue its efforts to realize its business vision "Changing the world with 8K + 5G and AIoT" through research and development of core technologies related to wireless technologies and networks such as 5G.
|▲"Distinguished Service Award" plaque
|▲"Distinguished Service Award" certificate
- 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) is a project to study and develop specifications for mobile communication systems dealing with 4G (4th generation mobile communication systems) and 5G (5th generation mobile communication systems) technologies. The developed specifications have been widely adopted for mobile communication systems in Japan.
- The 3GPP Working Group shares information and exchanges opinions on 3GPP standardization, and establishes as TTC standards those specifications developed by 3GPP that are related to services, architecture, and protocols, those interfaces between the radio network and the core network that are independent of radio specifications, those interfaces between terminals and the core network, and those functions that provide IP-based multimedia services to mobile communication systems called IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). The TTC standard includes interfaces between wireless networks and core networks that are independent of the radio specification, interfaces between terminals and core networks, and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), a function that provides IP-based multimedia services to mobile communication systems.
- SWG-CT: Abbreviation of Sub Working Group - Core Network & Terminal. A sub-working group within the 3GPP Working Group of the TTC that deals with topics related to 3GPP TSG CT and the WGs under it.
- The 3GPP SA1 meeting is a working group in 3GPP that develops service requirements.
- The 3GPP CT1 meeting is a working group in 3GPP that develops detailed protocols between terminals and core networks.