Our Team

Jussi Kahtava

Managing Director

Jussi’s main area of interest is spectrum sharing through TV White Space technologies and Authorised Shared Access (Licensed Shared Access). He is also helping a major ICT company in developing LTE-based solutions for M2M applications.

He has two decades of experience in 3G and 4G radio technology standardization and regulation. Most recently he was responsible for Nokia’s global technology policy on future radio systems, with particular focus on the regulatory aspects of new technologies such as cognitive radio. He has developed an extensive insight into strategic issues related to spectrum use.

For 18 years he held various positions with Nokia in Finland, the USA, over a decade in Japan, and recently in the UK. His experience in telecommunication standards goes back to 1999 in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) where he participated to the Radio Access Network (TSG RAN) Working Group 1 (physical layer) work until 2006, and he also acted a number of years as Nokia main delegate in RAN WG1. Afterwards, he contributed to IMT-Advanced process and development in ITU Radio Communications Sector (ITU-R) Working Party 5D during 2006-2010, helping define the requirements for next generation mobile broadband services. On regulatory area he has a long experience and exposure to Japan, China and Korea.

Jussi holds a Master of Science Degree in Electric Engineering (1995) from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Associate Consultants


Jean-Piquemal

Jean Piquemal

Jean brings a wealth of expertise in to the team with plenty of regulatory expertise within the past twenty years.

Free circulation of electrical products with an emphasis on radio equipment:
At Member State level, he negotiated and transposed the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC (radio & terminal equipment).

At Commission level (DG Enterprise), from 2005 to 2009, he managed the same R&TTE Directive, the Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC, was in charge of the associated committees (TCAM & EMC WG) and dealt with all associated regulatory issues raised within the related industrial sector.

Regulatory aspects of radio spectrum: European and international aspects, general policy
He represented either his ministry or the European Commission (DG Enterprise) in various groups of ECC (CEPT) or ITU-R (IMT2000), in the making of the Radio Spectrum Decision 676/2002/EC, in the work of the Radio Spectrum Committee or RSPG.
Electronic Communications regulatory framework
He participated in all related legislative negotiations from 1995 to 2010, either at national level (1990s and 2002 packages) or at European Commission level (DG Enterprise) during 2006-2008. In 2011-2013, based within the Jordanian regulator TRC (Amman) he managed a EU funded twinning project (France-Italy-Spain) which adapted the EU framework to Jordan and transferred EU regulatory know-how.

Standards
In addition to the standards associated with regulatory aspects, he had twenty years of experience in ICT standardisation in general (ETSI, CENELEC, IPRs, ITU-T), as well as in accreditation and certification issues.

Octavian Popescu

Octavian Popescu

Octavian has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Electronics Engineering, with a wide technology perspective encompassing telecommunications, semiconductors and systems engineering.

He worked as a Policy Officer at the European Commission in DG Enterprise and Industry within the unit in charge of the directives and regulatory framework for electrical and telecom equipment until November 2012. His main focus at DG Enterprise was with the regulatory framework policies and in particular within the radio communications environment at European level. Octavian’s experience in the European regulatory system is complemented by North American (USA and Canada) experience where he was in charge of compliance and certification programs for private high-tech businesses.

Octavian is now an independent consultant (business name EUCOMREG) in the area of Electronics Engineering based in Brussels. He is supporting clients with EU regulatory challenges. Other topics of great interest for him are the protection of wireless communications for smart grids, and the reconfigurable radio systems –especially white space devices