Europe Turns to Fibre for Tomorrow’s Bandwidth Demands

Pat_Thompson Pat Thompson February 13, 2017

High speed fibre broadband and cellular connectivity supports economic growth and an improved quality of life for everyone. And this should be available across all parts of Europe – no matter how rural or hard-to-reach.

The good news is governments across the region are encouraging investment in high capacity networks. They see fibre as the infrastructure of the 21st century and according to a recent global survey, 71 percent of respondents expect to transition the majority of their network to FTTH by 2025. As the worlds of fixed and wireless networks appear to collide, CommScope is helping operators make sense of network convergence. For those attending the FTTH Conference Marseilles 2017, they can learn more about innovations from CommScope’s experts at stand P4, or during one of the following workshops and presentations.

  • Deployment strategies for rural and lower density FTTH networks
  • Next PON generation in a co-existing virtualised environment
  • Fibre as the enabler of very high capacity networks & 5G

Check out my video preview of what you can expect at the conference.

About the Author


Pat Thompson

Pat Thompson is VP of Solutions for the Central Office/Headend. In this role, Thompson leads a global team that identifies, develops and implements new product lines that enhance customer value and drive profitable revenue and share growth. Thompson has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.