VP, Group Headquarters
Yago’s role in Vodafone is to define the Network Strategy for the company worldwide, driving the architecture and the vendor selection for the Radio, Transmission, Transport and Core Network as well as for the Service Layer. His team is located in Madrid, Newbury, London, Milan, Ivrea and Dusseldorf and their current most important mission is to shape the evolution of 4G towards 5G, including SDN, NFV and Open RAN.
With over 12 years of history, the team is recognised for several innovative contributions to the Mobile Industry – endorsed by more than 150 patents and well known developments such as Single RAN. Some examples of recent achievements include completing the 1st live 5G connection using 3GPP Standard, supporting the take up of the Drone industry with an innovative RPS location system and previously launching the World 1st NB-IoT Network. Previous to this role, Yago was CNO in Vodafone UK (2010-2013).
Before this, he was CTO in Vodafone IE (2009-2010).