Mario de Almeida

Presentation abstract

The presentation focuses on Portugal Telecom IPv6 experience from the initial awareness process up to the key deployment strategy aspects, including the main activities either planned or already completed. From a tentative roadmap for IPv6 service launch at Portugal Telecom next year, a number of implementation constraints already identified during the deployment phase are also pointed out.


Mário de Almeida holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications by the Lisbon Technical University (1973). He started his professional career at Portugal Telecom (PT) and has been active in the telecommunications sector for more than 35 years. 

His areas of expertise cover traffic management and network operations. He played an active role during the setting up of the Portuguese digital network and in the development of the first generation of operational support systems, namely under the scope of the participation of PT in several R&D projects of the EU RACE Programme.

He was active in the international scene, notably as National Delegate of the EU Telematic Applications Programme Committee (1994-1996) and as member of the Eurescom Program Advisory Committee (1994-1998).

From 1995 to 1998, he held the position of coordinator of the intervention of Portugal Telecom at Expo 98. From 2001 to 2003, he took up executive functions (CTO) in Brazil in the scope of one of PT’s subsidiaries.

He was appointed coordinator of PT’s IPv6 Task-Force in October 2008; he has been a member of PT IPv6 Steering Committee since last April.

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