Wladimir Bocquet joins Eutelsat as Director of Spectrum Management Policy


Eutelsat Communications announces the appointment of Wladimir Bocquet in the new post of Director of Spectrum Management Policy. He joins Eutelsat on 1 August from the GSM Association in the UK where he served most recently as Senior Director, Head of Policy, Planning and Regulatory Affairs.

Commenting on the arrival of Wladimir Bocquet, Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat CEO, said: “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.”

Wladimir will be assisted by Ethan Lavan, Director of Orbital Resources, drawing on Ethan’s skills and expertise in the satellite regulatory world.

Wladimir started his career in Japan as a research engineer working on 4G projects, before joining Orange Group in 2005 where he managed a team specialised 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 the GSMA (world association of mobile operators, 800 operators) where he was appointed Director in charge of spectrum management and regulatory affairs for the UK.