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Allan Ruiz Madrigal

Executive Secretary, COMTELCA (Regional Technical Commission of Telecommunications), Costa Rica

Allan Ruiz Madrigal

Allan Ruiz Madrigal currently serves as Executive Secretary of COMTELCA (Regional Telecommunications Technical Commission), and has had the distinction of working with several global corporations, including Lucent Technologies, Alcatel, Intel, General Electric and ICE (Costa Rica's incumbent telecom operator).

Mr Ruiz offers more than 25 years of experience worldwide in the development of ICT projects and telecommunications in both the public and private sectors. He is an expert in digital technologies, radio spectrum management, microwave and wireless networks, mobile telephony, rural telephony, broadcasting, digital television, satellite and broadband plans. He is also an expert tutor, coordinator at CEABAD and has represented the Republic of Costa Rica in the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

He has been Director of Radio Spectrum and Vice Minister of Telecommunications at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica.  He has also been a professor at the University of Costa Rica in telecommunications.

Mr Ruiz has a BS from the University of Costa Rica in Electronics and Telecommunications and hold a master's degree in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

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