Jose Felipe Otero Muñoz is the Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for 5G Americas. He is responsible for promoting the successful development of the 3GPP family of technologies (including LTE) throughout the region and communicating the latest advancements in these technologies to key stakeholders, including mobile operators, vendors, regulators, telecommunications organizations, media and analysts.
In the previous ten years, Mr. Otero was the founder and President of Signals Telecom Consulting, a multinational telecommunications consultancy focused on the Latin American and Caribbean markets with divisions for research, news and publishing. He participated in more than 100 market projects and reports focused on the regional telecommunications industry and participated in projects related to the deployment and/or commercial launch of services on industry segments such as PayTV (CATV, IPTV and DTH), triple play/convergence, MVNOs, FTTx, 3G and LTE, among others. Mr. Otero also worked as a Fellow to the Institute of the Americas, a policy think tank of bilateral U.S.-Latin American relations from the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).
Mr. Otero also conducted research on mobile and policy issues for the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission of the Organization of American States – CITEL, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). Mr. Otero has provided advice to the White House on a telecom-specific project and has presented at events organized by telecom regulators, such as Colombia’s Ministry of Communications and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He also collaborated with Mexico City-based think-tank Telecommunications Research Consortium of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) as a Research Associate on Latin American telecommunications policy.
Mr. Otero has presented at numerous forums including the World Bank, the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Operators (CANTO), the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the U.S. Department of Commerce, Cuba’s University of Havana, Colombia’s Center for Telecommunications Research (CINTEL), Junta Reglamentadora de Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico (JRTPR), Colombia’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (CRT), AHCIET and the National Information and Telecommunications Administration.
Mr. Otero attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland for Postgraduate Studies in Information Technology Law and also received a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies from the University of Leicester, England. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Boston University, Massachusetts. A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Otero is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has lived and worked in numerous countries in the Latin region including Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as the U.S.