Jan Radil received the MSc. and PhD. degrees in electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University, Praha, in 1996 and 2004, respectively. Jan joined the Research and Development Department, CESNET, a.l.e. in 1999, where he is responsible for optical networking and the development of the next generation of the Czech research and educational network. Jan participated in the EU projects SEEFIRE, Porta Optica Study, Phosphorus, GN2, GN3, GN3Plus, GN4, FI-PPP XIFI and COMPLETE and also is active in the worldwide GLIF activities. Jan holds 8 patents, including 3 US and 1 EU, and utility models. Jan’s Hirsch index is 6 with more than 40 impacted papers. In 2007 Jan was given, together with his colleagues M. Karásek and J. Vojtěch, the research award of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.