10 August 2016 – EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), has appointed Dr. Peter Couch, a veteran with 15 years’ industry experience and a successful background in strategy and policy, as its new Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Europe. Peter will report to Jennifer A. Manner, senior vice president of regulatory affairs.
In his position, Couch will be responsible for EchoStar Mobile’s European Union (EU) regulation and policy initiatives and act as a key representative before the member states and the EU, as well as international organisations such as the International Telecommunications Union, the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT).
Previously, as Vice Chairman of Broadcast Networks Europe, Peter was instrumental in obtaining a successful outcome for the terrestrial broadcast operators at WRC15. In addition, for more than 10 years Peter successfully represented the British telecommunications company, Arqiva, from a policy and regulatory perspective, both in the United Kingdom and in Europe.
“Peter’s in-depth knowledge of regulation and policy in Europe, coupled with his vast experience in the telecommunications and aerospace industry makes him a tremendous asset for EchoStar Mobile,” said Manner.