José M Costa Personal Web Page


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*  Contact Information

*  Current Projects

*  Biographical Information

*  Personal Interests


Work Information

Job Title

Wireless Access Standards



Current activities


Past activities

·         IEC TC 79 (Alarm Systems)

·         IEC TC 83 (Home Electronic Systems)

·         IEC/ISO JTC 1

·         ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 18; SC 21; SC 25; and SC 29

·         CCITT / ITU-T SG VIII (Telematic Terminals)


·         ITU-T SG 13 (ISDN)

·         ETSI RES

·         ITU-R TG 8/1 (FPLMTS/IMT-2000)

·         ITU-R JRG 8A-9B (Fixed Wireless Access)

·         ITU-R JTG 1-6-8-9

·         ITU-R JTG 6-8-9

·         ITU-R correspondence group on study group structure

·         ITU-R WP 8A

·         ITU-R WP 8F

·         ITU-R WP 9B

·         ITU-R SG 8

·         ITU-R SG 9

·         ITU-R TG 1/8 (UWB)

·         ITU WRC (2003, 2007, 2012)

·         ITU-R CPM07-1, CPM07-2, CPM11-1, CPM11-2, CPM15-1

·         ITU RA (1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2012)

·         CITEL PCC.III

·         IEEE 802.16


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Contact Information

E-mail address

Personal Web address

Office postal address

Ericsson Canada Inc.

349 Terry Fox Drive

Ottawa, Ontario


Office phone

Tel: +1 613 963-8288


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Current Projects

*  IMT radio standardization and spectrum (including IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced)

*  Radio Local Area Networks (RLANs)

*  Fixed Wireless Access standards


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Biographical Information

José M Costa received the Titles of Industrial Engineer (Electronics) and Dr. Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona, Spain, in 1971 and 1984, respectively, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1973 and 1982, respectively. During 1977-1978 he held a fellowship in the Canadian Department of Communications (now Industry Canada) doing research on future communication services. He joined Bell-Northern Research (BNR) Ltd. in 1978, which later became part of Nortel, Ottawa, Canada, where he held several positions in systems engineering. In November 2009 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 a Vice-Chairman of ITU-R Study Group 5 (terrestrial services) and Chairman of Working Party 5A (Land mobile service above 30 MHz (excluding IMT); wireless access in the fixed service; amateur and amateur-satellite services), and he participates regularly in the work of Working Party 5D (IMT systems), where he is the CITEL Rapporteur.  From 1999 to 2009 he was the ITU-R Liaison Official in IEEE 802.16 (wireless metropolitan area networks).  José has published over 30 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings and contributions in books, and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Personal Interests

*  Mountaineering

*  Family History and Genealogy

*  Woodworking


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Last updated: 20 January 2013