Welcome to research and innovation in ETSI

Published on:
Tuesday, 24th November, 2020
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, ETSI

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ETSI is at the forefront of standards development of innovative technologies to serve the industry and its members. Research and Innovation is the lifeblood of its work and essential to ensuring ETSI remains at the heart of ICT standards. It is therefore in ETSI’s interest to closely collaborate with the research community to ensure that technology is fed into standards and finally implemented in commercially available equipment and solutions to be deployed globally.

Recorded from TelecomTV Studio A, November 2020


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV


Luis Jorge Romero

Director General, ETSI


Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector.

At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M. He has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification Groups accelerating market penetration of new technologies and has enabled the first Open Source group in ETSI.

Luis Jorge has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. He has also successfully positioned the institute to take a leading role in 5G standardization through the 3GPP global partnership project and through initiatives such as ETSI’s Multi-access Edge Computing, Millimetre Wave Transmission and Network Functions Virtualization groups.

Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica's participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of the Madrid-based Innology Ventures.

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