Leading experts from around the world met in Helsinki last week to make progress on new 5G standards. IEC Technical Committee 106 and IEEE TC 34 experts came together at Finland’s historic Aalto University.
What stood out to me was the outstanding collaboration of this dynamic group, willingness to challenge conventional thinking and strive for excellence whilst being focused on delivering the new standards on time.
Striving for excellence and delivering quality and useful standards are key elements that drive our joint teams. This is the backbone of the culture we have developed where we can share ideas, challenge each other, learn and feed this into global standards.
The power of collaboration is the winner where ‘process and procedure’ help but don’t hinder our progress. One session last week involved some of the world’s leading experts on radio frequency (RF) safety going back to basics.
We white boarded fundamental ideas that will become future 5G test procedures for devices. The team dynamic was such that all inputs could be heard and ultimately fed into a new simplified procedure for testing the next generation of 5G mobiles.
It was one of the most inspiring standards meetings I have participated in, made possible because of the ‘one team’ approach and trusting each other.
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