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Waldo Russo
Researcher - Satellite Communications, Broadband Wireless Solutions, IoT at Centro de Estudos em Telecomunicacoes da Universidade Catolica


Mr. Russo has a great experience on the development, design and implementation of large telecommunications projects, from international or domestic satellite systems to wireless data communications networks. Mr. Russo is the founder and main executive of UNION Engenharia de Telemática Ltda., a consulting company in the field of Telecommunications Engineering. At UNION, he was involved on study groups created by Brazilian Government and industries to study and propose directions for Internet of Things (IoT) and cellular fifth generation (5G) implementation in the country. In the past,Mr. Russo has developed satellite communications solutions to several important clients, involving both space and ground segment. Other consultancy work has been mainly on the area of supporting Companies with different core business willing to invest in the telecommunications area, as wide area wireless network, LEO (Low Earth Orbit)satellite systems and CableTV network. He is also a researcher at CETUC, the Center of Studies in telecommunications of Rio de Janeiro Pontifical Catholic University,involved on satcom research and studies on IoT technologies (sensors, gateways, communication networks and analytics).

Since 2003, Mr. Russo is the Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Rio de Janeiro chapter, being also an active member of the following organizations: •

  • SSPI(SocietyofSatelliteProfessionalsInternational)
  • SCTE(SocietyofCableTelecommunicationsEngineer)
  • IEEE(InstituteofElectricalandElectronicsEngineers)
  • SBrT(SociedadeBrasileiradeTelecomunicações) 

He holds B.Sc. and post-graduation studies in Telecommunications Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and a M.Sc. degree (Mathematics and Operations Research)from the Military Institute of Engineering of Rio de Janeiro (IME)

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