Franck Chevalier

Franck is currently Co-Head of Technology Consulting at Analysys Mason and has 16 years' experience in the telecoms industry, spanning research, pre-sales and consulting. His wide-ranging technical expertise includes fixed access networks (LLU/FTTC/FTTH/HFC) and wireless access networks (2G/3G/4G), as well as transport and core networks. His experience includes providing strategic technical advice to governments, regulators and operators. Franck has extensive knowledge of due diligence processes, business case development, procurement strategies, technical strategy, infrastructure sharing, outsourcing and mobile deployment strategies.

Franck has advised a number of regulators across the world, including Ofcom (UK), IDA (Singapore), ARCEP (France), TRCSL (Sri Lanka) and OSIPTEL (Peru), on a wide range of technical issues such as QoS regulatory framework, long-term regulatory policy roadmap, transition from legacy copper networks to NGA networks, competitive analysis related to the introduction of new technology in the market and national broadband plans (Franck is currently lead technical adviser to the Irish government regarding its National Broadband Plan).

Franck has also advised many fixed and mobile operators on their technical strategy, procurement, network cost modelling and product portfolio including NBN Co (Australia), Telecom New Zealand (Chorus and Spark), BT Openreach, eircom and Ooredoo. He has also provided support to financial institutions in the context of technical due diligences for the acquisition or re-financing of telecoms operators and tower companies.

Franck is a regular speaker at international conferences on topics such as broadband, mobile backhaul, converged networks and network virtualisation.

He joined Analysys Mason in 2003, prior to which he was the design authority for a number of multi-million-pound optical networks in the UK, France, the Middle East and Africa, while working for Nortel Networks.

He graduated from the University of Strathclyde (UK) in October 2000 with a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, focusing on ultra-fast routeing schemes for all-optical networks. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the same university (1996).