The Steering Board is the governing body of the NetWorld2020 ETP. It is elected by the General Assembly for a period of two calendar years. The Steering Board is composed 25 member organisations from below listed Stakeholder Groups. In addition, there are 5 observers (without voting rights):

  • 14 Industry Representatives
  • 6 Research Domain Representatives
  • 5 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 2019-2020

The SB members have elected the following Chair and Vice-Chairs for the period 2019-20:

  • Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Chair)
  • Maziar Nekovee, University of Sussex (Vice-Chair)
  • Nicola Ciulli, Nextworks (Vice-Chair)
  • Werner Mohr, Nokia (Vice-Chair)


  • ADVA Optical Networking SE
  • Airbus Defence and Space SAS
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
  • Ericsson AB
  • Huawei
  • NEC Europe Ltd.
  • Netaş Telecommunication A.S.
  • SES S.A
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telenor
  • Turk Telekom


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


  • Integrasys SA
  • InterInnov
  • Montimage
  • Nextworks
  • Quobis Networks SL
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