François Weber

Fixed Network Evolution Working Group

The Fixed Network Evolution Working Group‘s area of expertise is the continuous evolution of fixed electronic communications networks, which include the rollout of fibre closer to the consumers and related issues on migration and the switch-off of copper networks or network elements, very high-capacity networks, the deployment of new access technologiesstate aid for broadband networks and the reduction of costs for the deployment of electronic communications networks based on the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive, which will to be replaced by the Gigabit Infrastructure Act in 2024.

François Weber is Head of the copper and infrastructures unit at the French Electronic Communications, Postal and Print media distribution Regulatory Authority (Arcep). He’s worked with his team on the regulation of copper switch-off and the revision of the French market analysis decisions setting the regulation of Orange’s copper network and civil engineering infrastructures for the 2024-2028 cycle. He’s been a member of the Fixed Network Evolution (FNE) Working Group at BEREC since January 2023, and has contributed to its works on the access recommendation and on copper switch-off. He was elected Co-Chair of the FNE Working Group at BEREC in December 2023. He previously worked in Rouen in the French Ministry of Environment, leading the team in charge of implementing policies regarding industrial and natural risk prevention for the Normandy Region. 

François Weber holds a Master’s degree in engineering and data science from the École polytechnique and a Master’s in public administration from Mines ParisTech. 

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