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Yago Tenorio
Group Head of Network Architecture at Vodafone Group


Yago leads the Network Architecture team in Vodafone, whose role is to define the Fixed and Mobile Network Strategy for all markets, represent Vodafone at all industry bodies and drive the Network architecture and the vendor selection for the Access, Transmission, Transport and Core Network as well as for the Service Layer. Aside to his role in Vodafone Yago is the Chairman of the TIP Board, where Vodafone also chairs an important number of projects.

His team is located in Madrid, Newbury, London, Milan and Ivrea and their current most important mission is to lead the company into the Network as a Platform transformation, shape the 5G evolution, including AI and Low Latency services and keep driving Open RAN
in the industry. With over 12 years of history, the team is recognised as one of the most innovative and influential ones in the Mobile Industry – endorsed by more than 150 patents and well known developments such as Single RAN, achievements like launching the World 1st NB-IoT Network (Jan 2017), the World 1st Massive MIMO live deployment (MWC2017) , the World first BVLOS drone flight identified, monitored and controlled by the mobile network (Oct 2017), the 1st 5G Standard Data Call (Feb 2018), or the world’s first connection of a 5G smartphone to the mobile network (Feb 2019), that led to the initial Vodafone 5G launches from May 2019.
Prior to this role, Yago was CNO in Vodafone UK (2010-2013) where he led the transformation of the team supporting acquisition of C&W, resulting on fastest launch of the company’s 4G Network, and outstanding performance during the London 2012 Olympics.

Before that, he was CTO in Vodafone IE (2009-2010), delivering a turnaround programme that moved the NW from 4th in Ireland to undisputed 1st position.

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