Adrian Scrase is Head of the 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre, has more than 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector. He played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 22 experts that provides comprehensive support to the Project. He is also CTO of ETSI, one of the founding partners of 3GPP, where he is responsible for all of the operational aspects of ETSI’s standards production activities.
3GPP is a collaborative activity uniting seven recognized standards bodies (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA and TTC). It currently has nearly 600 participating member companies which come from 41 different territories. It is responsible for the delivery of specifications which define a global mobile telecommunications system based on the evolution of GSM, UMTS and LTE. More recently, the project focused in on the delivery of a complete set of specifications which define 5G.