Antonio Franchi

Head of 5G Strategic Programme European Space Agency

Antonio Franchi works at the European Space Agency, where he is the Head of the Space for 5G and 6G Strategic Programme. His current interests are in Satellite 5G and 6G and Satellite Megaconstellations.

Antonio has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before ESA, Antonio worked for over 20 years with a major global satellite operator, spearheading a new generation of satellite communications systems, covering various technical and managerial responsibilities for design, development, implementation, and operation of advanced satellite systems and networks.

Antonio received an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome and an MBA from the London Business School. He is the author of 30+ articles and papers published at international conferences and professional magazines, and he holds five international patents in the satcom field.