TitleCompany:Director, Wireless Access Standards, Ericsson, Canada
Bio:José M Costa received the Titles of Industrial Engineer (Electronics) and Dr. Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona, Spain, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During 1977-1978 he held a fellowship in the Canadian Department of Communications (now ISED) doing research on future communication services. He joined Bell-Northern Research (BNR) Ltd., Ottawa, Canada, in 1978, which in the mid-1990s became part of Nortel, where he held several positions in systems engineering. In January 2010 he joined Ericsson as part of the sale of Nortel wireless business and assets to Ericsson. He participates in the development of radio standards and spectrum recommendations in the ITU, where he is Chairman of ITU-R Working Party 5A and participates regularly in the work of ITU-R Working Party 5D, where he is the CITEL Rapporteur. José is a Senior Member of the IEEE.