Jose Otero Named as 4G Americas Director of Latin America and Caribbean
BELLEVUE, Wash. - October 6 2014
4G Americas announced today that Jose Felipe Otero Muñoz, who is well known for his knowledge about the mobile technology industry throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, will be the association’s new Director of Latin America and the Caribbean. In his role, Mr. Otero will utilize his broad experience to contribute to the successful development of LTE throughout the region by working with key stakeholders which include mobile operators, vendors, regulators, telecommunications organizations, media and analysts. Mr. Otero’s first appearance in the region in this new role will be as a keynote presenter and moderator at Futurecom.
“4G Americas is proud to introduce Jose Otero in a leadership role in the Latin America region to advocate for the development of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies,” stated the association’s President, Chris Pearson. “We have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Otero over the years and we are pleased that he will bring his vast experience and analysis in the industry’s regulatory and technology arenas to help further develop advanced wireless services for the emerging connected society in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Prior to joining 4G Americas, Jose Otero was President of Signals Telecom Group and its three divisions for research, news and publishing. Mr. Otero founded the company ten years ago and resigned from his role on September 19, 2014. With primary focus on the Latin region, he authored hundreds of reports with more than half of them centering on wireless technologies, their adoption, and how they can be used to promote development in the region. In addition, institutions such as the World Bank, Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL), Inter-American Development Bank, the White House and U.S. Department of Commerce have sought out collaboration with Mr. Otero. He is widely published and quoted with references in many top tier media sources in the Americas.
Mr. Otero is a frequent speaker at mobile industry events and will be providing his first keynote presentation as Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for 4G Americas on the topic, Mobile Broadband in Latin America, with Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications for the same association, at the 4G Americas Wireless Technology Summit at Futurecom in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday, October 13th. The Summit is free to all attendees of Futurecom and will feature other leaders in the industry discussion of the future of LTE and beyond.
“Over the years, I have admired the work of 4G Americas and appreciated the advances in mobile technology that they have contributed towards developing in Latin America and the Caribbean,” commented Jose Otero. “It is my honor to step into this association leadership position and humbly continue on with the excellent work in fostering a healthy ecosystem for information and communications technology as I leave my consulting and publishing business behind me.”
Mr. Otero recently attended Postgraduate Studies in Information Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and received a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies at the University of Leicester, England. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Boston University, Boston, U.S. Mr. Otero’s past affiliations include the editorial board of the Latin American Advisor, the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C., along roles as a fellow with the Institute of the Americas at University of California, San Diego and a researcher at Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Jose Otero is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
For more information on the 4G Americas Wireless Technology Summit and Futurecom and to register, visit www.futurecom.com.br/en/.
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies, including LTE-Advanced, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1 place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available www.4gamericas.org or www.facebook.com/4gamericas and www.twitter.com/4gamericas.
4G Americas' Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP, Intel, Mavenir, Nokia, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.