FTTH Council Europe elects a new president and announces 2019 strategies

The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council of Europe has announced Kees de Waard as its new president. Created in 2004 the FTTH currently has more than 150 members working to promote the benefits of fibre optic access across Europe. One of the priorities for 2019 is to continue lobbying for a unified position on copper switch off among EU member states. The organisation plans to propose solutions to address regulatory hurdles which prevent Europe from becoming a full fibre continent. It aims at requesting EU authorities to complement the European Electronic Communication Code with guidelines on fibre advertisement.