Bucharest, June 18, 2020 –  Cătălin Buliga, CTO of Vodafone Romania, won Mobile Europe & European Communications CTO of the Year Award 2020, the Gamechanger category.

The award is offered by the prestigious publication for Mobile Europe and European Communications, an important European media outlet for telecommunications professionals.

In the seventh year of the CTO Awards event, the jury the jury designated Cătălin Buliga as CTO of the year 2020, in the Gamechanger category, for the outstanding performances he achieved. Among them, we mention the first 5G network in Romania, the first LIVE holograms at 4K resolution in the world, NB-IoT technology, but also investments and maintaining the quality of fixed and mobile networks at an extraordinary level in the current context. All Cătălin’s constant efforts to innovate and support the Romanian digital society, some of them representing world premieres, are now recognized and certified by this title as well.

The shortlist of the competition:

  • Cătălin Buliga from Vodafone
  • Micha Berger from Telenet
  • Thomas van Briel from Deutsche Telekom
  • Alexander Stock from A1 Telekom Austria AG
  • Emmanuel Chautard from Orange
  • Nathalie Vafiadis from BT
  • Fotis Karonis from BT
  • Elmar Grasser from Sunrise Communications AG
  • Radoslav Zlatkov from VIVACOM

The Trailblazer category was won by Micha Berger from Telenet.

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Vodafone Romania is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 22 countries, partners with mobile networks in 42 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2020, Vodafone Group had 362 million customers, including 115 million mobile customers, 25 million broadband customers and 22 million TV customers in Europe and 168 million mobile customers in Africa. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.