Cable industry association Cable Europe has named Matthias Kurth as executive chairman.
Kurth, who will sit on the organisation’s executive committee, was previously president of the German Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), the authority for telecommunications, postal, energy and railway markets in Germany.
“It is a true testimony to the growing maturity of our organisation that an executive of Matthias’ caliber has agreed to join forces with us. His unique experience and high level insight will be invaluable for our growing sector,” said Cable Europe president Manuel Kohnstamm. “Matthias brings extraordinary oversight of our sector given his experience in helping to drive Germany’s broadband take-up, running Europe’s first spectrum auctions for mobile broadband and serving as the Chair of the European Regulators Group at a time of crucial regulatory reform in European telecoms.”