Reza Arefi leads spectrum strategies and global radiocommunication standards at Next Generation systems & Standards division of Intel’s Communications & Devices Group. As Director of Spectrum Strategy, he develops market-driven strategies in support of Intel’s existing and future wireless products and assists with global public policy efforts.
Reza has been actively contributing to standards and various industry groups on wireless systems since 1999, often in leadership positions (ITU-R, IEEE, WiGig Alliance, etc.). Since 2004, Reza has regularly represented Intel in regional and international regulatory standards organizations including in ITU-R’s World Radio Conferences (WRC). His current focus is on enabling spectrum for 5G cellular systems.
He holds several patents in various areas of wireless communications including mm-wave technologies and spectrum sharing. Reza holds an EE bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology, a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, and completed PhD coursework at George Washington University.