Access Partnership, UK
As Director, Technical Advisory and Market Access, Alexis provides support to telecom clients and ensures existing and ground-breaking technologies benefit from rapid and consistent access to the relevant spectrum.Before joining Access Partnership, Alexis was the Asset Manager for the Astra satellite fleet at SES in Luxembourg, where he also served in the Strategy and Market Intelligence group. He is a graduate engineer from Telecom SudParis, with a year of specialising in space telecommunications systems at ISAE-SUPAERO, and began his career in the early 2000s as a Spectrum Engineer at Airbus. Alexis also holds a Corporate Finance Certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Jack Welch College of Business in Luxembourg. He works in French and English.
The need and importance of communication infrastructure which can provide broadband connectivity to users in underserved or remote areas are rapidly increasing. Addressing this challenge will necessitate the deployment of cost-efficient and flexible infrastructure. Recent improvements in aerial platforms, lithium batteries, lightweight composite materials, and solar technology are creating the potential for realizable, telecommunications services on board aircraft. Recent test deployments have demonstrated the ability of such platforms to provide connectivity with minimal ground-level infrastructure and maintenance. Closing the digital divide and complementing the existing infrastructure, these systems will also have a role to play in the future 5G ecosystem.