Eric Festraets

FTTH Council Europe
Director Business Strategy Fixed Networks :



Eric was elected as President of the FTTH Council Europe in June 2020, after 5 years of membership of the Board of Directors and 3 years of Chair of the Deployment & Operations Committee.

Being active in “fibre industry” for more than 20 years, Eric is Strategic Marketing Director for Fixed Networks, within Nokia. His role is focusing on consultative and best practices sharing, helping carrier & network operators in many regions to leverage on successful business models, go to market tactics and deployment strategies, suitable for their broadband market.

His consultative workshops are targeted to C-level engagements, including but not limited to Marketing & Strategy teams within the carrier & network operators. Prior to this role, joining (then) Alcatel-Lucent, Eric has held various roles in networks business & strategy, business development, product solutions management & marketing, as well as in the strategic & consultative marketing when he had the privilege of working with some of the largest carrier & network operators around the world.

Eric is based in Belgium. Now, he is dividing his time between his family of four, his soccer trainer activities, his duties as FTTH President and helping to fly the Nokia flag across all kinds of strategic customer engagements across the globe.