Antonio Forenza, PhD 

Antonio Forenza, PhD
Co-founder and CTO
Artemis Networks
355 Bryant St., Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415) 947-5579
afmail-wireless@artemis.com

Antonio Forenza is Co-founder and CTO of Artemis Networks, a startup based in San Francisco developing pCell vRAN wireless infrastructure to reduce CAPEX and OPEX of LTE deployments and deliver 5G performance to standard 4G LTE devices. He has over 15 years of R&D and product engineering experience in the mobile industry.

Prior to Artemis Networks, Antonio worked in a variety of companies in the wireless communication industry including Iospan Wireless (developing the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system), ArrayComm (developing beamforming techniques for 3G WCDMA cellular base stations), Samsung SAIT and Freescale (designing signals processing and MU-MIMO methods in LTE and WiMAX standard systems). In 2005 he developed pCell technology and carried out the first prototyping effort as part of the project at Rearden Labs, that spun out as Artemis Networks in 2014.

Antonio is an inventor of over 100 issued and 100 pending patents worldwide, has made standards contributions and authored several international IEEE publications, earning the IEEE Best Student Paper Award at the 2006 Vehicular Technology Conference. He holds an MS degree (cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, a specialization in Mobile Communications from Institut Eur├ęcom, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also an FAA certified private pilot, 2nd Lieutenant at the Civil Air Patrol, an FCC licensed amateur radio operator and a PADI rescue scuba-diver.