After obtaining a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa, Simone Bonannini began his Telecom Italia career at the Scuola Superiore Guglielmo Reiss Romoli, where he focused primarily on “high data transmission over copper pair” before joining the R&D team at Marconi S.p.A., working on the development of the ATM transmission system.
He returned to Telecom in 1998 as a Network Development Engineer at the Telecom Italia Mobile headquarters, where he was responsible for matters relating to interconnection.
After the liberalisation of the telecommunications market, he served as Technical Director with the start-up Nodalis S.p.A. During this period, he also worked as an assessor for the EU’s “e-ten” project.
In 2004 he joined Interoute S.p.A. as Wholesale Letteralmente “all’ingrosso”. Open Fiber è un operatore “wholesale only”, ovvero opera esclusivamente nel mercato all’ingrosso, offrendo l’accesso a condizioni eque e non discriminatorie a tutti gli Operatori di mercato interessati. Director, focusing on business development and regulatory matters. In 2010, he became the CEO at the same company. During this period, his focus was on the development of the Italian and wider Mediterranean markets. His responsibilities were extended in 2016, when he was appointed VP Southern Europe, CEE and MEA.
In recent years, he has contributed to the debate on ultra-broadband networks in Italy by participating in work groups.