ATIS congratulates Don Zelmer, Principal Engineer, AT&T, for receiving a 3GPP Lifetime Achievement Award. ATIS nominated Zelmer for the award, which was given for his unparalleled perseverance and commitment to the work of 3GPP and ATIS’ Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC), which is a primary North American driver into 3GPP.
A participant in 3GPP since its inception, Zelmer has served as Rapporteur for several study and work items, including RAN work on Public Warning Systems, future FDD HSPA Evolution and for the introduction of the UMTS850 (Band V) into 3GPP specifications. He has served as Vice Chair of 3GPP TSG RAN (1999-2009) and now attends TSG RAN & RAN WG#2 as a lead AT&T delegate. Don regularly attends the 3GPP Project Coordination Group and Organizational Partner’s meetings as a member of the ATIS delegation.
In addition to his leadership in 3GPP, Don has served as Chair of ATIS’ WTSC, as well as its subcommittees. In nominating Zelmer for this prestigious award ATIS noted that in both his 3GPP and ATIS work he is a role model and mentor who generously has given support to all comers and ensured that all partners and member are treated with respect, equality and fairness.