Mario Frullone

Foto Frullone

Scientific Directorate

From 2018 he is Head of the Scientific Directorate of Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, of which he has been Director of Research since 2003.
As such, he coordinates the Fondazione’s scientific and applicative studies in the areas of electronic communications, information technology, electronics, public services networks, broadcasting, audiovisual and multimedia services.
He is Chairman of the consortium Elettra 2000, formed by the University of Bologna, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi and Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, aimed at studying the health impact of electromagnetic fields.
After being involved in similar experiences regarding other frequency bands, he curated the tendering procedures and was the auctioneer in the auction of the frequencies for 5G mobile systems according to the 2018 Stability Law.
He also supervised the Fondazione Bordoni’s activities regarding the transition to digital terrestrial TV. From 2004 to 2006 he was a counselor of DGTVi, as well as its Secretary General.
He coordinated the works defining the National Models for verification of coverage in both cellular and television systems, and was appointed to numerous positions of institutional responsibility by ministries and authorities.
He contributed to the development of the GSM and UMTS standards, coordinating research and analysis in the context of European initiatives dedicated to the evolution of cellular systems.
In 1980 he started his research activity into optimizing the use of radio spectrum and mobile systems at the Fondazione Bordoni in Pontecchio Marconi, in collaboration with the University of Bologna.
He is the author of more than 150 international scientific works.
He was born August 28, 1955 in Naples, where he graduated in Electronic Engineering in March 1980.