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The FTTH Council Europe

SIRO is the first Irish operator to be admitted to the Fibre to the Home Council (FTTH) Europe, the industry organisation set up to promote the availability of ultra-high-speed fibre access networks across Europe.

The Council was established in 2004 by five founding members: Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Corning, Emtelle and OFS. Since then it has grown to over 150 members drawn from all over Europe and has a dedicated team working to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of fibre access broadband. The membership comprises companies and organisations deploying Fibre to the Home broadband and manufacturers of FFTH solutions. It also includes academic institutions active in research in the area.

As part of its remit to advance the availability of fibre access broadband for citizens and businesses across the continent, the Council has developed measures that policymakers can take to help promote the roll-out and take-up of fibre optics. It promotes an understanding of how FTTH can facilitate European policy goals such as the Digital Agenda and the Digital Single Market and the positive impacts FTTH availability has on communities and competitiveness.

The Council advocates for a sustainable future enabled by Fibre to the Home, one which protects the environment and brings social and economic benefits to Europe’s citizens.

The Council holds an annual conference every year, where industry, communities, academics and policy makers discuss the latest research on FTTH and how the technology can be advanced throughout the continent. You can find interviews and videos from the 2016 conference here.

For a description on the benefits Fibre to the Home can bring to your community see here.

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