Gimme fibre day 2021

Join the initiative and spread the word on the importance of full fibre connectivity for our everyday life. Learn how you can contribute in making Gimme Fibre Day a success!

What is Gimme Fibre Day?

4 November is the birthdate of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao, who was awarded in 2009 the Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication". 

For this reason, every year on 4 November, people all over the world celebrate and showcase Fibre to the Home. Why? Simply because FTTH is the only future-proof broadband access solution and it positively impacts individuals and their communities! Here is why Gimme Fibre Day is YOUR day! Why don’t you get on board, spread the word and make this day a success?

How to celebrate?


We are collecting all initiatives, events and promotional activities from our members and partners, which we will report on our social media and feature on this page upon their reception. If you are planning your own activity, let us know by email at

Last but not least, we have developed a promotional kit for you! You can use it on your social media channels, website and newsletters to promote your involvement to Gimme Fibre Day! Click on the button below to download the kit and don't forget to use the hashtag #gimmefibre!



Some activities from passed years

In the previous years, several members of the FTTH Council Europe as well as some partners got involved through various initiatives: the creation of GIF and communication campaigns, the launch of a product, special discounts for purchases made during the week leading to Gimme Fibre Day, race for Fibre and so forth. These are only ideas, any activity is more than welcome to spread the word! 


The impact
his vision

"Thank you for so honouring Professor Kao on his birthday! Back in the early days, when he announced that optic fibre would change the world, I laughed at him and joked about a Nobel Prize! Decades later, we live in a high-tech world so full of creativity, where products improve so fast that items become obsolete overnight. We are finally able to fully appreciate the impact of his vision. He would be very touched if he understood the event, but he has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the last 11 years. On his behalf, I wish you a successful Gimme Fibre Day!"

Mrs. Gwen Kao
Professor Charles Kao's wife