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The 3GPP Support Team called Mobile Competence Centre provides support to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), as well as to ETSI’s Technical Body SCP.

Support Team

The Support Team is an integrated unit of people comprising ETSI Secretariat Officers, Assistants and Contracted Experts.

CT TeamGERAN TeamRAN TeamSA Team
Kimmo Kymalainen CT&CT4 Paolino Usai GERAN&GERAN1 Joern Krause RAN Maurice Pope SA&SA2
Frédéric Firmin CT1 Gert Thomasen GERAN2 Patrick Merias RAN1 Alain Sultan SA1
Adrian Zoicas CT3  Ingbert Sigovich GERAN3new Yong-Jun Chung RAN2  Mirko Cano Soveri SA3
Xavier Piednoir CT6   Juha Korhonen RAN3 Paolino Usai SA4
  - Issam Toufik RAN4 Mirko Cano Soveri SA5
- - Ingbert Sigovich RAN5  

Adrian Scrase
ETSI CTO, Head of MCC
Adrian Zoicas
Work Plan Coordinator
John M. Meredith
MCC Director
Olivier Genoud*
TTCN Support
Anna Riondet
Assistant to A.Scrase, finance, exploder lists, experts timesheets
Kevin Flynn
Marketing and Communication
Susanna Kooistra
Assistant and Liaisons & 3GPP Membership contact person
Emmanuelle Wurffel
Assistant and EF3 coordinator
Nicolas Barbance*
IT support for 3GPP meetings
     

* Indicates that person formally belongs to a part of the ETSI Secretariat other than 3GPP Support Team, but works mainly in 3GPP support.

MCC support includes

  • Support at 3GPP meetings (including subgroup meetings):
    • preparing document lists, meeting reports,
    • implementing agreed actions and presenting results to parent body as appropriate;
  • Managing major work items and updating/maintaining a work plan for the work item, indicating:
    • implicated specifications
    • necessary change requests
    • necessary new specifications
    • relevant standardization groups
    • meeting schedules and milestones
  • Editing specifications under change control;
  • Supporting relevant chairpersons by undertaking administrative functions and carrying out delegated tasks;
  • Processing liaison statements to relevant groups;
  • Implementing change requests approved by the parent body in the specifications under change control;
  • Providing the resulting new working versions of specifications under change control to the standardization group experts.

The activities of the Support Team are included within the ETSI Quality System and as such are fully subject to the requirements of ISO 9002.

The effective working environment makes the best use of the diverse skills of the team’s members. The team is truly international with members originating from more than a dozen countries across the continents.

The Support Team combines voluntary and funded resources, all of which are located at the ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, southern France. Some experts have been provided by the 3GPP Partners; the remaining team members are paid for from the 3GPP support budget.
In order to assist and supplement the work of the regular team, special "Task Forces" are from time to time established.
These are based on the existing very successful format of "Specialist Task Forces" created and used extensively by ETSI. The concept enables additional experts to be engaged on a contract basis to perform very specific tasks within well-defined timescales.

"Calls for Experts" are made from time to time in order to fill vacancies in new or existing Tasks - details of vacancies are posted on the 3GPP web site.

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