Patrick Lopez

Global VP Product management 5G NEC

Patrick Lopez is Global VP of product management for 5G products at NEC, where he supports the product strategy and planning, partnership, and growth of the Open RAN, 5G Core, and 5G monetization services.

He has over 20 years of experience building, launching, and operating telecoms businesses in startups, mid-sized and tier-one multinationals. Before NEC, Patrick was the Global VP of networks innovation at Telefonica group and CEO at {Core Analysis}, the leading industry analyst practice at the intersection of telco and cloud. He also was the exclusive advisor to Opera software in its acquisition of Skyfire for $155 million.

His latest achievements include the world’s first Open RAN (virtualized Radio Access Network) evaluation and commercial deployment, world’s first multi-access (mobile, fixed, enterprise, residential) edge computing deployment (software-defined Central Office re-architected as a data center project with transport aggregation, access virtualization, edge computing), as well as multi 100´s million$ joint venture with Facebook and development banks to connect the unconnected.