Balazs joined Nokia in 1998 and started to work on circuit switched mobile switching. In 1999 he joined the research group on IPMultimedia and has led various strategic projects for Nokia and then for Nokia Siemens Networks on Core Network architecture and standards.
He started working in 3GPP standardization in 2001, leading the Nokia and later the Nokia Siemens Networks delegation in the architecture group (SA2) of 3GPP. In 2007 he was elected as Chairman of the Architecture Working Group (SA2) in 3GPP, and served 2 consecutive terms until 2011.
In 2011 he was elected as Chairman of 3GPP Technical Specification Group Services and System Aspects (TSG-SA), has been re-elected in 2013, and has been serving as Chairman of this key standards group until March/2015.
With the start of 5G studies Balazs has moved to radio standardization, and has been a delegate in 3GPP RAN covering 5G topics for Nokia. He also led an internal 5G architecture program that drove Nokia’s standardization efforts.
In March/2017 Balazs was elected as Chairman of 3GPP RAN thereby taking a key global role in shaping 5G standards, and has been serving in this role since.
Mr. Balazs Bertenyi received an M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications in 1998 at theTechnical University of Budapest.