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Interview with the Chairman of IEEE 802.11ax,
Osama Aboul-Magd

Chair of IEEE 802.11ax

Chair of IEEE 802.11 HEW SG

Chair of IEEE 802.11ac

Leadership at the IEEE 802.11 WG and the Wi-Fi Alliance related to market for IEEE 802.11ac & 802.11ax devices


Dr. Osama Aboul-Magd has industry leadership in many standards forums, including IEEE 802, ITU-T, MEF, and IETF. He holds leadership positions in IEEE 802.11 WLAN (IEEE 802.11ac TG chair) and ITU-T (Q.16 SG 12 on voice-quality assessment).

A senior system architect in the data communications industry, Aboul-Magd has a successful career in research and development that includes advanced product design, technical leadership, and profitable innovation.

He has authored more than 20 patents, patent applications, and technical publications. He is a recipient of Nortel Networks highest Technology Award of Excellence for leading work on Ethernet Services and quality of service.

He is a self-starter and quick learner with proven ability in adapting new technologies to practical networking solutions.


• WLAN technologies including very-high throughput WLAN • Ethernet including bridging, data centers, carrier Ethernet, and audio-visual bridging • IP-related protocols in VPN, DiffServ, VPLS, Pseudo wires, etc. • Performance analysis and queuing theory