FTTH Council Europe! RSS Feed of FTTH Council Europe http://www.ftthcouncil.eu <![CDATA[Register for our webinar 'FTTH/B in a Virtualized & Software Defined Network'!]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/register-for-our-webinar-ftth/b-in-a-virtualized-software-defined-network!?news_id=3795 2017-08-18 This webinar will provide an overview of the SDN/NFV in the context of FTTH/FTTB-based access solutions, and introduce several interesting Use Cases.

With the proliferation of FTTH deployments and the new next Generation with ultra-band capacity, service providers are facing the opportunity to simplify network architectures by making them more efficient, agile and flexible in order to meet the challenges of huge user bandwidth demands.  

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in conjunction with fibre deployments are the most important key enablers for Access Network Evolution and key instruments to lower the network’s total cost-of-ownership, in terms of the middle-term or long-term planning.  

Taking advantage from the High Bandwidth and symmetry that FTTH deployments permits, it is possible to move critical functions to cloud to allow multivendor network management, accelerate new service activation, scale from small to very large access nodes and consequently reduce CAPEX and OPEX.

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8329856496304193793

<![CDATA[Response to the draft ?BEREC Strategy 2018-2020? consultation]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/response-to-the-draft-berec-strategy-2018-2020-consultation?news_id=3793 2017-07-05 The FTTH Council Europe responded today to the consultation on the draft BEREC strategy 2018-2020.

In its response, the FTTH Council Europe welcomes the importance of Very High Capacity (VHC) networks in the new draft and fully endorses the view that competition will drive VHC investments. The FTTH Council believes that the competitive process should drive private investments in telecom networks but notes the need for a stronger focus on infrastructure-based competition vis-a-vis service-based competition. 

The FTTH Council also welcomes BEREC's priority on empowering consumers and highlights that the most important aspects mentioned is consumer protection which includes clear and transparent information on network performance.


You can download our response through the link below


<![CDATA[Open letter to the Telecoms Ministers of the EU]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/open-letter-to-the-telecoms-ministers-of-the-eu?news_id=3791 2017-06-08 The FTTH Council Europe calls on Telecoms Ministers to promote investments in future proof digital infrastructure for the next generations of European citizens


As Telecom Ministers gather to discuss the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Meeting later this week, the FTTH Council wishes to share its views on two aspects of current discussions regarding the EECC legislative proposal.


You can download our open letter through the link below.

<![CDATA[FTTH CE: 2017-2018 strategy]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/ftth-ce-2017-2018-strategy?news_id=3790 2017-05-10 FTTH Council Europe re-elected Ronan Kelly as President at its GA and set out an ambitious growth strategy to accelerate fibre investment and adoption.

A new Working Committee on Fibre Business Models has been also set up with the aim of contributing to the ongoing policy debate on very high capacity network investments, bringing together expertise from fibre operators, investors and technology innovators.

<![CDATA[Fibre to enable Europe?s 5G ambition]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/fibre-to-enable-europes-5g-ambition?news_id=3787 2017-05-03 The FTTH Council Europe organises today a lunch debate hosted by MEP Michal Boni in the European Parliament.

The participants of the event will discuss inter alia where Europe stands in global comparison on fibre deployment and penetration (FTTH Market Panorama and European and global FTTH ranking), what policy approach is needed to foster 5G investments and enable a new wave of digital innovation in Europe.

<![CDATA[FTTH Conference 2018: Call for sponsors open!]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/ftth-conference-2018-call-for-sponsors-open!?news_id=3786 2017-05-02 The Call for Sponsors for the 15th edition of the FTTH Conference, to be held on 13-15 February 2018 in Valencia, Spain, is now open!

Book your booth NOW! First come, first served!

For more information on Exhibiting/Sponsoring, download the Call for Sponsors documents here

Download the PDF of the floor plan here or go to our interactive floor plan here

Exhibiting/Sponsoring is only possible for member companies of the FTTH Council Europe.
For more information on membership, please contact info@ftthcouncil.eu

<![CDATA[Free tickets to join Breko Fibre Fair!]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/free-tickets-to-join-breko-fibre-fair!?news_id=3785 2017-04-18 BREKO Fibre Fair "Deploying fibre networks - and paving the way towards the Gigabit Society" will be held on 25-26 April 2017 in Frankfurt.

A number of free tickets are available for members of the FTTH Council Europe and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis! Send us an email to pr@ftthcouncil.eu if you are interested!

Please find further information on this BREKO in the invitation and/or website link below.

<![CDATA[Cost Study: Deploying FTTH throughout EU]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/cost-study-deploying-ftth-throughout-eu?news_id=3782 2017-04-12 The FTTH Council Europe today made public its 2017 study on the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU.

The results of the cost model indicate that €137 billion would be required to provide a complete overlay of the EU28 countries. This cost includes 100% homes passed and 50% connected (with 50% of the most remote 5% both passed and connected).

For more information, read the full study below and our Press Release here

<![CDATA[ Participate in the FTTH Cost model 2017 webinar! ]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/ participate-in-the-ftth-cost-model-2017-webinar! ?news_id=3777 2017-04-06 Do not miss our webinar on 19 May about the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU!

This webinar presents the study by Comsof for the FTTH Council Europe which estimates the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU. The headline result of the cost model indicates that €137 billion would be required to provide a complete overlay of the EU28 countries (excluding already built and including the effect of cost reduction). The webinar will describe the cost methodology used, the cost inputs and the main findings.

http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/ participate-in-the-ftth-cost-model-2017-webinar! ?news_id=3777
<![CDATA[Register for the European FTTH forecast webinar!]]> http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/register-for-the-european-ftth-forecast-webinar!?news_id=3776 2017-04-03 The webinar "European FTTH forecast, 2014-2019: Behind the numbers" will be held on 16 May 2017.


This webinar will discuss the latest forecast on the European FTTH market. Heavy Reading Analyst at Large Graham Finnie will give a detailed analysis of the further development of FTTH networks in the greater European region, including Russia and Turkey. The webinar will explain the thinking behind the forecast, setting out the key indicators used to generate the data. It will look at both the overall region covering 44 countries, and the EU region, explaining why the EU will have reached only 14% penetration at 2019, against 19% in the region as a whole. It will also look at developments in some key individual countries such as France, Germany, Russia and Spain, and analyse the differing contributions we are likely to see from incumbent telcos, competitive telcos and muni/utility operators in the different nations.