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Mario Germán Fromow Rangel

Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Mario Germán Fromow Rangel

Mario Germán Fromow Rangel career spans over 20 years in the public and private sectors as well as internationally level.  He is an expert in public policy, regulation, and technological development of the telecommunications and broadcasting sector.

He has been a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of Mexico. On 10 September 2013, he was ratified by the Senate of Mexico as Commissioner of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications for the next seven years.

Prior to that (from 2011), Mr Fromow Rangel served as General Director of Regulation “B” in the Federal Telecommunications Commission, defining regulatory policies to promote the efficient development of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Mexico. He was also Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Telecommunications Standardization and Deputy Chairman of the Portability Technical Committee.

He has been Head of Delegation, reperesenting Mexico at a number of high level meetings, and, as Deputy Head of Delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications held in December 2012 in Dubai, he signed ad referendum the Final Acts, due to the Full Power granted by the President of the United States of Mexico.

Between 2004 and 2007, Mr Fromow Rangel was Project Coordinator of the Vice Ministry of Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT).

Mr Fromow Rangel holds a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering from Keio University, Japan. He also obtained a degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. He has served as an Optical Communications Researcher at the Research and Technology Development laboratories of the Japanese company Kokusai Denshin Denwa (KDD) and was also Research Associate at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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