Dr. Fidel Liberal is a well-recognized expert in Mission Critical communications. He works as a professor and principal investigator of the NQAS research group in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he leads mission-critical communications and 5G-related R&D projects.
Among others, he is the coordinator of the Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) and leads the MCS TaaSting project aimed at providing flexible testing as a service mechanism for MCS certification.
As a result of his intense dissemination and advocacy activity in Mission Critical communications, he is involved with many relevant stakeholders in the sector (TCCA, NIST/PSCR, EENA, PSCE) and standardization and certification bodies such as ITU-T, 3GPP, ETSI, and GCF.
Fidel has served as a technical expert in NG112 and all MCX Plugtests, interoperability events organized by ETSI. He has also co-founded two security and mission-critical communications-related spin-offs.