Franck Tarrier appointed Arcep’s Director of “Mobile and Innovation”

Franck Tarrier has been appointed Director of Arcep’s “Mobile and Innovation” department. He will be taking over from Anne Laurent.

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications, with a DEA (Advanced studies degree) in industrial economics from Université Paris Dauphine, Franck Tarrier began his career in 2002 as Deputy head of the office of Communications networks and technologies in the Ministry of Culture’s Media development department.

In 2006, he joined the National Research Agency (ANR) as a policy officer. In 2009 he became the head of the Directorate General for Competitiveness, Industry and Services’ (DGCIS) “Software” office. Between 2012 and 2016, he served as the Deputy regional director and head of the “Enterprise, employment and economics” division of the Ile-de-France Regional Directorate of Enterprise, Competition, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment (Direccte).

Then in 2017 he joined the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) as the Deputy Director of “Transport equipment, mechanics and energy”.

His appointment to the position of Director of Arcep’s “Mobile and Innovation” department will take effect on 1 December 2021.

What does Arcep’s “Mobile and Innovation” department do?

The “Mobile and Innovation” department is responsible for managing the radio spectrum, regulating mobile market competition and relations with the innovation ecosystem. In this capacity, it oversees:

• Planning and management of the frequencies allocated to radiocommunications uses, relationships with ANFr and other agencies that award spectrum, issuing licences to use frequencies;

• Definition of the terms and conditions governing frequency awards and the call for application procedures for these awards;

• Monitoring and enforcement of the obligations attached to frequency licences, notably in the areas of coverage and quality of service;

• Analysis of corresponding markets, implementing, and monitoring resulting obligations;

• Coordination of relations with the innovation ecosystem.

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