2018 Forum programme


Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations

  • Forum Session
  • Leapfrogging to 5G?
  • Room 11E
  • Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Moderator


Mr. Mario Maniewicz is the Deputy-Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Bureau, which plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.

Mr. Maniewicz has been with the ITU for over 30 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility at ITU headquarters as well as in the Regional Offices in Peru, Chile and Brazil, leading activities towards fostering global telecommunications development.

During his tenure at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, Mr. Maniewicz was Chief of Policies and Strategies, where he was responsible for the Union’s activities in the policy and regulatory domain, human capacity building, ICT statistical data collection and analysis, and other development domains, including providing assistance to developing countries in bridging the digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications.

Originally from Uruguay, Mr. Maniewicz is an Electronic Engineer specialized in Telecommunications. Before joining the ITU he held both technical and managerial positions in the main telecommunication operator in his home country. He also worked as assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Uruguay’s main University.