Alvaro is the founder of InToTally and holds four international fundamental wireless patents regarding a breakthrough solution for power control in 3G mobile technology. On average, the solution increases LTE and 3G network capacity by 40 percent.
Before founding InToTally, López-Medrano worked in the design of the sensors of the combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon at the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company. He started his professional career at Accenture and he is expert in financial derivatives. He is reviewer of IEEE Electronic Letters in Communications.
After completing his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica, he finished his MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering at Cranfield University specializing in satellite attitude control. It was here that he applied this control engineering principles to mobile communications. His research at Cranfield was twice awarded the Royal Aeronautic Society Prize and the Vega Space Systems Engineering Prize. Here were the beginnings of the novel research that was applied to 3G power control and later resulted in the creation of InToTally.
López-Medrano´s solution was first patented (Patent Number: US7200123) and then published at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2003, Orlando. One of the reviewers of the mentioned VTC paper stated: “The approach presented in this paper is a solid background for the problem of power control in CDMA.” He filed three more patents to improve the power control solution (Patent numbers: US0042718, US7558593, US7532865). Field measurements from 3G cell sites and handsets confirmed the slow convergence speed of the OLPC.
With the aid of Vodafone the solution has been successfully tested in network and handsets manufacturers and is now being commercially deployed worldwide.
Miguel Blanco assumed the role of CTO in 2009 where he leads research and product development. He joined InToTally in 2005 working in the development of the TOT-OLPC, a novel solution for power control in 3G mobile technologies. He distinguished himself with innovative approaches in product development, filing five patents and becoming a 3GPP contributor.
In 2007 he created the company’s consultant services group for mobile operators. There he led a project focused on the definition of actions to avoid access network congestions and to respond to traffic growth due to new services and promotions.
He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from CESMA Business School. He started his professional career as a researcher in the Polytechnic University of Madrid working on UMTS simulation tools and studying algorithms related to the Quality of Service in 3G networks.
InToTally delivers a vast leap forward in wireless technology solutions that enable network operators and device manufacturers to accelerate innovation and deliver more powerful mobile services. InToTally’s patented approach optimizes wireless technologies to ensure the best user experience for the always-on digital lifestyle. InToTally helps the telecommunications industry improve network performance, reduce infrastructure costs and increase business agility.
Our team of engineers comes from many different backgrounds — electrical, computer and space engineering. We believe this gives us a panoramic view of solutions.
We are fully aware that in many cases throughout history, many of history’s greatest inventions have arisen from cross-pollination, that is, at the intersection of disciplines, from applying principles in one field to another. Often, experts focused in one field do not have the appropriate perspective to appreciate what the real problem is. It sometimes takes cross-disciplinary teams to find great solutions to great problems.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine from Spain, once said, “There are no extinguished topics, but men exhausted on the topics.” We think this research philosophy has been the reason for our success.