Q3 Rapporteur, ITU-T
Les Brown has over 40 years of experience specializing in the standardization of wire-line data communication technologies, including voice-band modems, DSL modems, and wire-line based home networking. He has held many leadership positions in ITU-T and Broadband Forum over the years. Les is currently the Rapporteur for ITU-T Question 18 of Study Group 15 and Associate Rapporteur for ITU-T Question 4 of Study Group 15.
Director, Broadband Network Technologies and Standards, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
Qiang Cheng is a senior expert in the standardization, and has over 20 years of experience specializing in the research and standardization of access/home network technologies, e.g. DSL, PON, VLC, Wi-Fi. He actively participates in ITU-T SG15 Q18 and CCSA TC6 WG2. He has drafted more than 20 China national standards in access/home network area. As an editor, he participated in the formulation of G.vlc and G.fin-SA recommendations.
Senior engineer, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC)
Mr Jianbin Duan got his MS degree in Material Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2014. Since then, he has been working in YOFC for about 9 years, engaged in development and reliability research of optical cables and connectors. He is a member of IEC SC86A WG3 “Optical cables”& ISO/IEC JTC1 SC25 WG3“Customer Premises Cabling”.
Q2 Rapporteur, ITU-T
Dr. Effenberger has worked in the optical access field at Bellcore, Quantum Bridge Communications (Motorola), and Futurewei Technologies, where he is now the Fellow for fixed access network technology. His team works on forward-looking fiber access technologies, with several “world’s first” prototypes and trials. Frank is the rapporteur for ITU-T Q2/15, vice chair of ETSI F5G ISG, is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE, and holds 130 US patents.
Lead Technology Strategist, Fixed Networks CTO team, Nokia, Ottawa, Canada
Ronald Heron is responsible for next generation access fiber strategies at Nokia. As an Electrical Engineer from Concordia University in Montreal, he has guided development and deployment of FTTH, DSL, radio and long-haul fiber networks, first at Bell Canada, then Alcatel and now Nokia. Based in Ottawa, Canada, he provides CTO guidance and is an active contributor to industry forums and optical access conferences around the world.
Technical Chair, Broadband Forum
Lincoln Lavoie is a senior engineer at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, responsible for the Broadband and Open Source programs offered by the lab, including: 5G, NFV, Gfast, DSL, Wi-Fi, and PON programs. He currently serves as the technical chair of the Broadband Forum and is a member of the Linux Foundation Anuket TSC. Lincoln has worked in the broadband industry for the past 20 years, with a focus on access technologies, and most recently the migration to virtualized and disaggregated technologies. Lincoln received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2008.
Manager, Optical Access and Home Network Research Dept., China Mobile Research Institute
He is a senior expert and mainly engages in technical research and standardization on advanced technology of fiber access network and home network, and has extensive experience of WLAN technology Research as well. And he also serves as the co-editor of ITU-T recommendation G.FIN-PHY.
Director, Standard team of Fixed network and multimedia, ZTE
From 2018, as director of standard team of Fixed network and multimedia, leading the research on standardization of Optical network, home networking and multimedia. Contiguously promote ITU-T SG15/Braodband Forum/CCSA/IEEE 802 standard developing since 2006, mainly contributed to Optical access Network specifications, for example XG-PON/XGS-PON/50G-PON, 10G-EPON/25/50G-EPON, TR101/TR156 etc.
Director, Optical Access Standards, Futurewei Technologies, USA
Yuanqiu Luo is a Director of Optical Access Standards in Futurewei Technologies, USA. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA. Dr. Luo is an Editor of ITU standards G.987.3 (XG-PON), G.988 (OMCI), G.989.2 (NG-PON2), G.9802 (multiwave PON), G.9803 (radio over fiber), G.9804.2 (50G-PON), and G.9807.1(XGS-PON). She is the Chair of the IEEE 802.3dk Task Force (100G and 200G BiDi). She was the Chief Editor of IEEE standard 802.3cp (10G/25G/50G BiDi) and a Clause Editor of IEEE standard 802.1AS (time synchronization). Dr. Luo is the IEEE Princeton Central Jersey Section Photonics Society Chair. She is a member of the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board (ESB). She is currently an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Luo received the Best Paper Award from IEEE & OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. She is a two-time recipient of the IEEE Standards Award (both 2011 and 2021). In 2021 she was named a Star in Computer Networking and Communications by the IEEE ComSoc N2 Women. In 2022 she won the IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award for outstanding innovations on highspeed optical access system design and leadership in driving international standards.
Performance, Experience, and Application Testing Project Stream Leader, Broadband Forum
Greg Mirsky has over 25 years of experience in developing networking solutions and further advancing networking technology. His areas of research include network resiliency and quality assurance by enhancing fault management and performance monitoring methods, efficient Segment Routing in IPv6 network, control and user plane separation in disaggregated networking systems, and network slicing for performance-constrained services. He is an active contributor to SDOs (IETF, BBF, and MEF). Greg Mirsky has 29 published IETF RFCs, is the leader of the Performance, Experience, and Application Testing project stream at BBF, the editor BBF TR-390.2 Performance Measurement from the IP Edge to a Customer Equipment Using STAMP, and an inventor with 10+ granted patents. Greg Mirsky has a BS in Physics degree from Latvian University in Riga, Latvia.
ETSI ISG F5G | Coordinator, Fixed Access and Transport Standardisation, Telecom Italia
Luca has more than twenty-five years of experience in Information and Communication Technologies with Telecom Italia. In the company, he is coordinator of the fixed access and transport standardisation since 2006. At present Luca is co-chairman of WP1 in SG13 of ITU-T. In ETSI he is vice-chairman of ISG Experiential Network Intelligence (ENI), where he is also part of the PoC management team and he has been WI rapporteur. Few weeks ago he was elected chairman of ISG F5G. In the past, Luca has covered leading roles in various standards initiatives.
Engineer, Optical Access Research Dept., China Unicom Research Institute
Yue Sun is an expert in optical access field of China Unicom and has been engaged in research and standardization on optical access technology for years, including the next-generation PON, industrial PON, FTTR and ODN. Currently he is serving as the editor of ITU-T recommendation G.fin-NM.
Head, Metro-, Access and Inhouse Systems, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut
Volker Jungnickel received PhD and habilitation in Physics and Communications Engineering in 1995 and 2015, respectively. He joined Fraunhofer HHI in 1997, working on optical wireless communications, multiple antennas in mobile networks and fixed optical access networks. Besides leading a research group at Fraunhofer HHI, Volker teaches and supervises students at TU Berlin, which appointed him as extraordinary professor in 2021. Volker serves in optical wireless standards as chair of IEEE P802.15.13, technical editor of IEEE P802.11bb and delegate to ITU-T Q3/SG15.
Director of Technical Marketing, QA Cafe & Director of Broadband User Services Work Area, Broadband Forum
Jason Walls is Director of Technical Marketing at QA Cafe and Director of the Broadband User Services Work Area at the Broadband Forum. A protocol geek at heart, he's been involved with testing technologies like TR-069 since its inception and has spearheaded the creation of the User Services Platform (USP/TR-369). Jason has more than 20 years of computer networking experience, helping to develop internet and communications technology and translate it into value opportunities for organizations and the industry as a whole."
Dr. Bo Xia got his Ph.D degree in EE from Texas A&M University in 2004. He then joined TI as a senior analog designer. Dr. Xia was as an analog design manager with Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. between 2007 and 2008. He took the role as the director of analog design with Vimcro Corp US from 2008 to 2016. Dr. Xia founded Chipsemi Semiconductor (Ningbo) Co., Ltd in 2017 and had been the CEO of the company since then.
Q3 Representative, ITU-T | Standard Director, Home Network, Optical Business Product Line, Huawei
Tony is now the standard director of home network in Huawei Optical Business Product Line, leading a home network standard group for standard development of ITU-T SG15 Q18, IEEE 802.11, ETSI ISG F5G, BBF PHYtx/BUS, CCSA TC6, etc. He actively participates in various standard areas of home network, e.g. networking technologies, Wi-Fi testing, network management, IoT protocols. In ITU-T SG15 Q18, Tony focus on home connection technologies, including Fibre-to-The-Room (G.fin), Unified wire-line communication standard series (G.hn), light communication standard (G.vlc). He is now the Associate Rapporteur of ITU-T Q18/SG15.
Director, Access Network Research Center, China Telecom Research Institute
DeZhi Zhang is a senior expert in the optical access field of China Telecom, and has over 20 years of experience specializing in the research and standardization of fixed network communication technologies, including next-generation PON, industrial PON, Access network SDN and intelligent Operation, FTTR. As an editor, he has participated in the formulation of several ITU-T PON recommedations.