What Does Fiber Mean to You?

Trevor-Smith-1-20-16_thumbnail Trevor Smith September 8, 2017

This blog post is part of our blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

Fiber, fiber and more fiber. What does it mean? Deploying fiber means different things in different parts of the world. The reasons and requirements for deploying fiber in Europe might not be the same in Africa, for example.

Fiber is growing in every region around the world, but every region has a different reason on why it is important to them. In this Fiber Friday vlog, I provide examples of what building a fiber network means to different parts of the world.

CLICK TO TWEET: Ask yourself this question, what does fiber mean to you?

About the Author


Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith is the Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development for Commscope, and is part of the Office of the CTO.    Trevor and his team are responsible for establishing and driving the Commscope strategic plan collaboratively across the organization, and for developing processes that individual businesses can use to formulate their strategies.  Trevor and team work closely with Customers and Industry Partners to assess current and future industry trends, and drive Commscope and the industry towards solutions that enable a connected lifestyle by transforming networks to optimize network performance and deployment speed. 


Trevor is passionate about fiber and wireless technologies and holds over 100 patents relating to fiber optics and fiber optic networks.  He has spent time in various R&D, Product Management, Marketing, and Business Development Roles.  Most recently, Trevor and his team have been working on solutions for FTTH and Wireless Networks, driving convergence and speed of deployment up, while also working to lower both capex and opex costs for Commscope customers. 


In addition to his role at Commscope, Trevor serves on the Board of Directors of Telecommunications Industry Association.  Trevor has a BSME and an MBA to go along with over twenty-four years of experience in the Telecom industry and has spent time leading customer teams focused in Spain, Australia, South America, and in the US market.