Katsumi Tanoue joined NEC Corporation in April 1990. His career started as an engineer of mobile radio access technology. From 2005 to 2007, he was in Research Laboratories in NEC, where he led mobile research and 3GPP LTE Standardization. In 2021, he was promoted to General Manager of 2nd Wireless Access Solutions Division, and established Open and Virtualized 5G RAN business in NEC. Now he is responsible for Mobile Product including RAN and Core for the market outside Japan.