Message from the Chairperson


My name is Yoichi Maeda. As the Chairperson of the XGP Forum, I'd like to express my deep gratitude to all the guests, participants and sponsors for your help and cooperation for this Forum.

TDD commercial service in Japan has a long history. Since it started in 1995, it has been overcoming a lot of issues peculiar to TDD, and it has developed many technologies such as microcell and interference protection. TDD in Japan has been enhanced as the XGP specification. It has been adopted in 3GPP standards and it makes it possible to share the ecosystem with TD-LTE.

Aiming to share the better ecosystem, the XGP Forum has been cooperative with TDIA and GTI. It will do its best to expand XGP and TD-LTE, and create better ecosystem in the world.

Now, as we all know, XGP means wireless communication. I am the chair of the XGP Forum, but I’m also CEO of TTC, which stands for Telecommunication Technology Committee. TTC’s mission is the standardization of the wired telecommunication field. Wireless communication works better when it gets well with the wired communication technology. As the one who takes a roll in both fields, I'd like to do my best to contribute for the wired and wireless communication development.

Chairperson of XGP Forum


Yoichi Maeda


Brief Profile:

1955 Born in Aichi, Japan on May 19, 1955.
1978 B. E. at Shizuoka University
1980 M. E. Degree in Electronic Engineering at Shizuoka University, Japan
1980 Electrical Communications Laboratories of NTT,
R&D on transport network systems for broadband communications including SDH, ATM and IP technologies
1988~1989 British Telecom Research Laboratories, UK,
(An exchange research engineer between NTT and BT)
Main areas of expertise: transport networks and systems, optical access networks and systems, network service integration, and global standardization strategy planning.
1999 Feature Editor on Standards for the IEEE Communications Magazine
2004 Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15; an advisory board member of ASTAP
2010 CEO and S.V.P. of TTC; Chairperson of XGP Forum
2012 Chairman of ITU-T Review Committee
Others: A member of the IEEE and a Fellow of IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) of Japan