|Bosco Fernandes, Chairman, Joint UMTS Forum-GSM-A Mobile TV Group|
Bosco Eduardo Fernandes has more than 20 years of experience in Telecommunications, Information Technology and Media Industries. He switched on the first GSM Network in the World and the first GSM Network out side of Europe. Mr. Fernandes was former chair of the Mobile and Personal communications Domain of the European Research Programme for three years and was the mandated chairman of the UMTS Task Force that preceded the creation of the UMTS Forum.
He chaired the UMTS Forum ICT Working Group that published a number of Reports on Services, Content and Applications, Devices and Security Awareness for 3G Networks. He now heads the EC IPv6 Task Force for Industry wide spread deployment in Europe and Chairs the UMTSF and GSMA Joint Mobile TV Group. He has also contributed to a number of studies in the Forum including the recent HSDPA and LTE Reports.
Mr. Fernandes received a degree of Dipl. Ing. in Electronic engineering in Munich, Germany and holds an Executive MBA. He is a senior member of the IEEE communications society and a member of the International Telecommunications Academy of Russia (ITA). He is also a member of the Executive Board in the ITU. Within Siemens he was responsible for Governmental and Industry Relations. As of April 1st, 2007 he is in Nokia Siemens Networks Industry Marketing and Relations.
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