Maite Aparicio leads a team that drives the development of the Open RAN solution for Telefonica in collaboration with partners like NEC, Altiostar and Intel among others, with the objective of ensuring that this Open RAN solution fulfills the technical and economic requirements. She is also in charge of RAN innovation activities (B5G and 6G) in the Global CTIO team of Telefónica. She received her Master Eng. Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 1999 from Madrid Polytechnic University. She joined Telefónica I+D in 1999, where she was involved in activities of RAN planning and optimization for 2G/3G/4G.