GSMA Regulatory Expert Joins Eutelsat Spectrum Management Team
[Via Satellite 08-01-2016] Eutelsat has appointed Wladimir Bocquet to the new post of director of spectrum management policy. He joins Eutelsat from the GSM Association (GSMA), a global association of nearly 800 mobile operators, where he served most recently as senior director, head of policy, planning and regulatory affairs.
Bocquet started his career in Japan as a research engineer working on 4G projects, before joining Orange Group in 2005 where he managed a team specialized in the development of fixed and mobile broadband services. In 2008 he returned to France to work as deputy director responsible for strategy and spectrum planning at Orange – France Telecom Group. In 2012, he joined GSMA where he was in charge of spectrum management and regulatory affairs for the United Kingdom.
“At a time when significant initiatives are underway in ultra-fast broadband, 5G, hybrid networks, new frequency bands, satellite constellations and connected objects and vehicles, Wladimir’s skills and unmatched experience in spectrum management will make an essential contribution to our strategic choices and development. He will steer our spectrum strategy on these new challenges and will significantly strengthen our capacity to act and the positioning of our company,” said Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat.