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​​Wladimir Bocquet joins Eutelsat as Director of Spectrum Management Policy

Press release   •   Jul 28, 2016 12:22 CEST

Paris, 28 July 2016 - Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) 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.

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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