Dr. Fumio Watanabe

KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. : Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dr. Watanabe has 38 years of experience in research and development of satellite communication systems and mobile communication systems including IMT-2000, IMT-Advanced and WiMAX.  He also possesses long active experience on international standardization of mobile systems in ITU-R TG8/1 and WP8F.  

He received Piero Fanti International Prize in 1989, the R & D Awards of Radio Systems in 1991, the meritorious Awards on ITU activities in 2001, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education in 2010, and Maejima memorial Awards in 2013, respectively. He is a chairman of Broadband Wireless Access Committee in ARIB. He is a Fellow of IEIEC.