Paulo Monteiro


ORCIP Aveiro

Implementation Team Coordinator

Paulo Monteiro as an executive manager will work in a close collaboration with Development and Operational Manager for the overall infrastructure developments. He will use his experience of more than 10 years as a research manager in telecommunication industry and also as a project leader of an European large scale Integrated project to drive the infrastructure implementation and contributing with his expertise in optical front hauls for C-RAN at the WP1. He will investigate and develop high throughput low-latency optical infrastructures to carry high speed wireless channels over the optical transport networks (OTN) with minimum latency and jitter.

Principal Investigator

Executive Director Responsibility for the overall infrastructure management and strategy.


Paulo P. Monteiro received the diploma “Licenciatura” in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro in 1988, the M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, from the University of Wales UK, in 1990 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Aveiro, in 1999. Presently, he is Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro and Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. From October 2002 until March 2007 he was at Siemens S.A, Portugal as a Head of Research of Optical Networks. From April 2007 until December 2009 he was at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Portugal as a Research Manager at Transport, Aggregation and Fixed Access and from January 2010 until June 2012 as a R&D manager of Network Optimization unit at NSN. From July 2012 until May 2013 he was research Manager at NSN Portugal. In May 2013, the Optical Networks business unit of Nokia Siemens Networks began operating as a new company Coriant where he left in June 2013. In 1992, he joined the Department of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering of University of Aveiro and the Optical Communications Group of Institute for Telecommunications as an Assistant Professor and Researcher, respectively. In 1999, he became an Auxiliary Professor at the University of Aveiro and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. His main research interests include Optical Communication Networks, High Speed Electronics and Microwave Circuits. He has been involved in several projects of the European Union programs on R&D in the optical communications, namely RACE projects: R1051 and R2011; in ACTS projects: ESTHER (AC063), UPGRADE (AC045) and SPEED (AC049); in IST projects: ATLAS (IST- 1999-10626); MUFINS (IST-2002-004222) and TRIUMPH (IST-027638 STP). PIDEA EUREKA project THE MOST and in ICT project GALACTICO (ICT-2009-6-258407). He was the coordinator of a CELTIC project OPTRONET and a large-scale integrating project FUTON (FP7 ICT-2007–215533). He has authored/co-authored more than 18 patent applications and over 300 refereed papers and conference contributions.