Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios

Manager Transport, CTIO, Telefónica SA

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Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios received the MS in Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2000. In Sept. of 2000 he joined Telefonica I+D where his research activities where focused on the design of new data and control plane architectures for IP over optical networks. He is author of 6 patents filled in Europe and US and more than 70 publications in conferences and journals. He was coordinator of two European research projects on optical transport networks (MAINS and IDEALIST) between 2011 and 2014. In 2013 he joined the Telefonica Global CTO office as Head of Transport. In 2016, he also took this position in Telefonica-O2 Germany.

From June 2017 to March 2020 he was in charge of the Integrated Transport Centre, a global organization in Telefonica in charge of defining the strategic network planning for IP, DWDM, MW and satellite networks in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil. From 2019 he is responsible for Transport Technology in GCTIO and leading iFUSION project for common and vendor agnostic Transport SDN deployment in IP, optical and MW networks within Telefonica Group. Currently, he is co-chairing the MUST and TFS groups within the Telecom Infra Project and ETSI respectively.


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