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09 Maggio 2023

Simone Bonannini, senior advisor of  infrastructure funds for M&A operations

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, via Caruso 16 Pisa

9/05, h. 8.30-11.30, Lab A-1-04
10/05, h. 10.30-12.30, Aula riunioni piano Terra


Main Topics:
passive optical networks, tecnologie ADSL, FTTC, FTTB, fault detection and fault restoration in fiber-based terrestrial and underwater networks.


Simone Bonannini is senior advisor of  infrastructure funds for M&A operations. Previously Marketing and Commercial Director at Open Fiber.
He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Pisa. He began his career in Telecom Italia, at the Guglielmo Reiss Romoli High School, where he worked in particular on "high data  transmission over copper pair" to then move onto the R&D of Marconi SpA, in the development team of the ATM transmission system.
In 1998 Bonannini returned to Telecom, as Network Development Engineer at the headquarters of Telecom Italia Mobile, where he dealt with issues related to interconnection.
With the liberalization of the telecommunications market he participated at the start-up of Nodalis SpA, where he played the role of Technical Director. In this period he also worked as an evaluator for the European Community as part of the "e-ten" project.
In 2004 he joined Interoute SpA as a Wholesale Director, also taking care of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs and in 2010 he became the Chief Executive Officer. In these years he was involved in the development of the Italian and Mediterranean markets, bringing the Italian entity to a growth of over 40% of turnover in 2014. Since the end of 2016 his area of commercial responsibility has been  extended and Bonannini was appointed VP Southern Europe, CEE and MEA.