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Mr. Russo has a great experience on the development, design and implementation of large telecommunications projects, from international or domestic satellite systems to wireless cellular data communications networks.

Has spent 15 years as senior technical and management staff of EMBRATEL, the Brazilian PTT, responsible for all inter-state and international telecommunications of the country. There, was responsible for interface with international organizations as INTELSAT - where, for seven years, was a member of the Board of Governors Advisory Committee on Technical Maters (BG/T) - INMARSAT and ITU, and developed economic and technical studies for the implementation of satellite communications facilities in the country as Standard A and Cost Earth Stations, being project manager of several programs.

In the domestic arena, was a member of the group of experts created by EMBRATEL to design and implement its first generation of domestic satellite system.

Was one of the first members of VICTORI Communications and in eight years acting as the company Systems Manager, helped it to be the one of the largest consulting and service provider company in Brazil. Was responsible for the introduction of new technologies and services as paging, ISDN using Optic Fibers and military satellite communications at X band. In this pioneer work, besides technical and economic viability studies, was deeply involved with negotiations with the Ministry of Communications, the government telecommunications regulatory agency, including help on the development of pertinent specifications.

As a consultant, developed the first wide area wireless network in Brazil, for GTECH Corporation’s on-line lottery network, an effort which involved choice of technology for the backbone, type of service, operational frequency band definition and negotiation of authorization for operation with the Ministry of Communications.

Other works as consultant 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), Wireless Local Loop and Cable TV.

As a member of the CBC-9 (Brazilian Communications Commision no 9), group of experts created by the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency ANATEL, is presently involved in ITU-R (former CCIR) studies on topics in the Fixed Satellite Communications arena (Study Group 4, WP 4A and 4B).
He is also a member of the IEEE ComSoc (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Communications Society), presently being Chairman of the Society’s Rio de Janeiro Chapter, SSPI (Society of Satellite Professionals International), and SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers).

Mr. Russo holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and a M.Sc. degree in Operations Research from the Military Institute of Engineering of Rio de Janeiro (IME).


Centro Empresarial Mario Henrique Simonsen
Av. das Américas, 3434, BL4, sala 211
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22640-102 - Brazil
Tel. - Fax: +55 21 3431-3802
Celular: +55 21 9984-6974
E-mail: waldo.russo@union.eng.br