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PT CEO: Portugal could be the best connected European nation by 2020

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 11 January 18

Portugal Telecom's newly appointed CEO, Alexandre Fonseca, speaks exclusively to Total Telecom about his plans to make Portugal a world leader for broadband connectivity

2017 was an eventful year for Portugal Telecom's new CEO Alexande Fonseca. Fonseca began the year as CTO at Portugal's biggest operator, simultaneously juggling an ambitious optical fibre project, the revamping of the country's 3G and 4G networks and the launch LTE services – all whilst Altice was implementing a comprehensive restructuring of the company.  "One of the big challenges that we faced in 2017 was being able to deliver on these projects while simultaneously completing this restructuring programme," Fonseca told Total Telecom in an exclusive interview this week.   Unsurprisingly, Fonseca's efforts won him much admiration in the industry and in November 2011 he scooped the coveted CTO of the Year prize at the World Communications Awards in London. He was subsequently promoted to CEO of Portugal Telecom, and is now responsible for delivering on a host of ambitious projects in 2018 and beyond.  Following the World Communication Awards, Total Telecom caught up with Fonseca to reflect on the successes of 2017 and to look ahead to what is in store in 2018…

2017 was an eventful year for Portugal Telecom's new CEO Alexande Fonseca. Fonseca began the year as CTO at Portugal's biggest operator, simultaneously juggling an ambitious optical fibre project, the revamping of the country's 3G and 4G networks and the launch LTE services – all whilst Altice was implementing a comprehensive restructuring of the company.  "One of the big challenges that we faced in 2017 was being able to deliver on these projects while simultaneously completing this restructuring programme," Fonseca told Total Telecom in an exclusive interview this week.   Unsurprisingly, Fonseca's efforts won him much admiration in the industry and in November 2011 he scooped the coveted CTO of the Year prize at the World Communications Awards in London. He was subsequently promoted to CEO of Portugal Telecom, and is now responsible for delivering on a host of ambitious projects in 2018 and beyond.  Following the World Communication Awards, Total Telecom caught up with Fonseca to reflect on the successes of 2017 and to look ahead to what is in store in 2018…

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