Role: Responsible for ACG’s Mobility Syndicated and Business Consulting Services
Experience: 15+ years in the ICT consulting and telecom industries joins ACG Research as a principal analyst in the Mobile and Wireless segment.
Elias Aravantinos is a proven thought leader in cutting-edge technologies and strategic analysis. His market focus is mobility, covering a range of topics: LTE, LTE-A, 5G, SDN, NFV, WiFi, IoT, network APIs and identifying how under-the-radar technologies may disrupt or improve the mobile value chain. He is a pioneer in technology indexes identifying the right KPIs that could help service providers understand the present and future trends.
Mr. Aravantinos’ work expertise and experience is in technology marketing and management consulting for large vendors and Wall Street companies: KPMG in Montvale, NJ, where he lead Identity Management Applications and Services, securing the company’s extranet; Lucent Technologies Lab in Holmdel, NJ, designing a dynamic allocation spectrum model for the next-generation wireless networks, applying computational economics and optimization models; Columbia Institute for Tele-Information in New York, leading a strategic consortium of operators (including Verizon Wireless, Telecom Italia, Korean Telecom) to help them understand the ultra-broadband network and technology requirements (more than 1 Gbps network) to develop a set of wireless and wireline solutions. As a network engineer, working for Intracom Telecom he designed and developed an network automation tool for an in-flight network for Thales in France.
Prior to joining ACG’s mobility division, Mr. Aravantinos has held various technical and management consulting positions in Europe and abroad. He was the microwave and mobile backhaul analyst for Maravedis LLC, a global research boutique, leading the European research into RAN and LTE. As an entrepreneur, he founded ExelixisNet, an independent US consulting firm that implements comprehensive projects on small cells evolution, IP networks transformation, and also providing online marketing solutions to SMBs and coaching a number of early stage start-ups.
He is a professor at the Cityunity College at the MSc program. He has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Patras and an MBA with honors from Oklahoma City University. He has also studied network economics at New York University.
Elias Aravantinos has published wireless technology articles in academics books, journals and magazines and has been a frequent speaker in academic and ICT conferences.
- VoWiFi awareness campaign with a focus on WiFi Calling technology and its business value
- Virtualization transformation strategy from GiLAN to vGiLAN for a top-chip global vendor
- 5G research work on millimeter wave technologies to serve future use cases
- Ultrabroadband technologies and use cases presented to a global service providers’ consortium (North
America, Asia and Europe)
- Helped tech investor in Canada decide whether to enter the microchip small cell radio market
- Ultrabroadband technology index that measures the readiness of the market to adapt a new technology