The Steering Board is the governing body of the NetworldEurope ETP. It is elected by the General Assembly for a period of two calendar years. The Steering Board is composed 24 member organisations from below listed Stakeholder Groups. In addition, there are 5 observers (without voting rights):

  • 14 Industry Representatives
  • 6 Research Domain Representatives
  • 4 SME Representatives
  • 3 invited Observers: ETSI, NGMN, Photonics21 (for the current period 2019-20)
  • 1 permanent observer from the European Commission
  • 1 permanent observer from the European Space Agency (ESA)


Steering Board 2021-2022

The SB members have elected the following Chair and Vice-Chairs for the period 2021-22:

  • Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Chair)
  • Emmanuel Dotaro, Thales (Vice-Chair)
  • Hugo Tullberg, Ericsson AB (Vice-Chair)
  • Nicola Ciulli, Nextworks (Vice-Chair)


  • ADVA Optical Networking SE
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
  • Ericsson AB
  • Huawei
  • Intracom S. A. Telecom Solutions
  • NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Netaş Telecommunication A.S.
  • Nokia
  • Orange SA
  • Samsung
  • Telecom Italia SpA
  • Telenor ASA
  • Thales


  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações
  • Luleå University of Technology (CDT)
  • University of Dublin, Trinity College
  • University of Kassel
  • University of Oulu


  • Montimage
  • Nextworks
  • Quobis Networks SL
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