Alex Aquino is Advisor for Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Infinivan, a fully-licensed telecom operator in the Philippines that is focused on wholesale and enterprise broadband and concurrently holds the same position at Infinivan’s parent company IPS, a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed holder of a Type I telecommunications license in Japan. Infinivan currently has the 3rd largest lit uplink capacity to the internet backbone from the Philippines, with an aggregate of 20+ Tbps, via more than 10 international submarine cable systems. His responsibilities cover overseeing the ongoing participation of IPS with OTTs and other Asian regional carriers on high-capacity international submarine cable projects, Infinivan’s involvement in a soon-to-be-completed Philippine domestic submarine cable project linking Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, as well an initiative to explore the possibility of launching a Philippine flagship satellite to provide connectivity coverage of Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs). Alex’s telecom experience spans almost 30 years in the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila and graduate degrees in Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila and Columbia University in New York. He also consults with the REID Foundation and the Center for Research and Communications, a couple of policy-focused think tanks in the Philippines.