Ecosystem and industry leadership
Meet our world-class standardization experts
Our world-class standardization experts are internationally renowned in their field. Nokia holds more than 100 board member, chair and other official positions across all key standardization and industry groups.
Nokia provides leadership in:
- Mobile network standards organizations such as 3GPP, ETSI and O-RAN, along with key regional standards organizations such as OnGo Alliance and Next G Alliance
- Fixed access standards organizations such as BBF and ITU-T, along with key regional standards organizations
- IP routing and optics standards organizations such as IETF, ITU-T, IEEE 802, OIF, ONF and MEF
5G and beyond standards leadership
Nokia is one of the most active contributors and drivers of key features in 5G standardization organizations. More Nokia contributors have received the 3GPP Excellence Award than contributors from other companies. In addition, our experts chair some of the most important groups within the 3GPP and hold rapporteur positions for the central 5G-standards and their evolution.
Beyond 3GPP, Nokia holds key positions in groups relevant for 5G standardization, including chairing both the 5G Industry Association (5G-IA) board and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) board. Nokia has also shaped the emerging 5G ecosystem through the creation of several organizations. In 2016, Nokia founded both the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and the OnGo Alliance. In 2018, Nokia created the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA).
Furthermore, Nokia is looking beyond 5G into 6G to shape the ecosystem towards more sustainable telecommunication, e.g., in the Next G Alliance group. In this context Metaverse applications for digital industries and consumers would drive innovations for years to come. Nokia is a member of the Metaverse Standards Forum (MSF) with the ambition to take an active role in related innovations and interoperability standards.
Meet some Nokia leaders
3GPP CT1 Chair
3GPP SA3 Chair
3GPP RAN2 Vice-Chair. Rapporteur of LTE overall description.
ETSI Board Chair
5G-ACIA Board member
MulteFire Alliance Board Chair
5G Infrastructure Association Chair
Next G Alliance Steering Group Co-Chair
5G Automotive Association (5GAA) Vice-Chair
OnGo Alliance Board Member
Chair of ETSI NFV Evolution and Ecosystem (EVE). Rapporteur for the NFV Terminology Report.
Vice Chair of ETSI ISG Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
Vice Chair of ETSI ISG Zero-touch network and Service Management. Founding chair of ETSI ISG MEC.
Chair of ETSI Technical Committee Environmental Engineering (TC EE)
Frank Van Der Putten
BBF Board Treasurer and Technical Committee Vice-Chair
BBF Innovation track Chair
BBF Common YANG / A&M WA Chair
IEEE 802.1 Vice-Chair
Global mobile Supplier Alliance (GSA) Board member
ITU-T SG15 vice-chair
OIF Technical Committee Chair, The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
DigitalEurope Board President
TIA Board Member, Chairwoman Emeritus
TIA Board Member
ATIS Board Member
Michael Jiang Chang
Chair of the Board of Supervisors of CCSA
CCSA Board of Directors Member, Technical Management Committee Member