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Yoichi MAEDA

Mr. Yoichi Maeda, CEO and S.V.P. of Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC), Japan, ITU-T SG15 Chairman

Yoichi Maeda was born in Aichi, Japan on May 19, 1955. He received his B. E. and M. E. Degrees in Electronic Engineering from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since joining the Electrical Communications Laboratories of NTT in 1980, he has been engaged in research and development on transport network systems for broadband communications including SDH, ATM and IP technologies. From 1988 to 1989, he worked for British Telecom Research Laboratories, UK, as an exchange research engineer between NTT and BT. His main areas of expertise are: transport networks and systems, optical access networks and systems, network service integration, and global standardization strategy planning.

Mr Maeda has been Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15 since 2004 and has actively led the studies in the area of the development of standards on optical transport network infrastructures, systems and equipment to facilitate the evolution toward intelligent transport networks.

Mr Maeda is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) of Japan. He is the Feature Editor on Standards for the IEEE Communications Magazine.

Having been appointed as CEO and S.V.P. of TTC (The Telecommunication Technology Committee) in October 2010, he currently leads this Japanese telecommunication standardization organization.