The Investors committee is ambitious to become a knowledgeable, reliable and service-oriented source of expertise and opinion for all financial stakeholders, operators and entrepreneurs in fibre projects across Europe. It seeks to establish fixed telco infrastructure as an investible asset class for any connectivity (all types of premises, plus mobile and IoT backhaul).
The primary objective of this committee is to educate and inform investors about full-fibre telco infrastructures and help them make optimal investment decisions. We will provide insights on access to capital, details of real-world proven fibre business models where private financing is active and rewarded, plus report the impact of State Aid. This committee leverages the expertise of the Council’s other committees.
Our second goal is to educate and inform operators and entrepreneurs about the expectations of investors: The different types of investors that exist and their expectations plus how to present a telco infrastructure business case and how to create business opportunities.
Finally, we seek to promote networking and matchmaking between investors, operators and entrepreneurs.
The Investors Committee recently produced the Guide to Successful Fibre Business Models Involving and Rewarding Private Financing, presenting the in-depth study of 8 business models for rolling out Fibre-to-the-Home and Fibre-to-the-Office networks. The full guide is available for every member of the FTTH Council Europe, while sold to non-members at a price of €950 una tantum. The study has been presented on 29 June 2021 through a live webinar session; a white paper was also realised to give a first understanding of the valuable contents provided in the full guide.