FTTH Council Europe unveils plans for 2008 annual conference

JULY 24, 2007 -- A record 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the fifth annual FTTH Council Europe Conference, to be at the Palais de Congres de Paris on February 27-28, 2008. Today, conference representatives announced the theme of the event, "Crossing the Chasm to Mass Market Fibre."

JULY 24, 2007 -- The FTTH Council Europe (search for FTTH Council Europe) today announced details of its fifth annual conference, to take place at the Palais de Congres de Paris on the 27th and 28th of February 2008. Under the theme "Crossing the Chasm to Mass Market Fibre," the 2008 event is anticipated to attract a record 1,500 delegates from across the world of fibre and telecoms, as high-profile experts, commentators, and influencers from across the industry converge on the city, say council representatives.

"The fibre landscape has changed, and we are delighted to take this event to a city that has contributed significantly to its progress," contends Joeri Van Bogaert, president of the FTTH Council Europe. "The theme of next year's event reflects the noteworthy European FTTH advancements of the past 12 months, and will focus on taking fibre to the next level. Fibre is now beginning to impact the lives of the people of Europe, and the international telecoms community must now encourage the investments that will take FTTH to the brink of mass market deployment," he says.

The conference will be organised into different plenary and parallel sessions, designed to extend delegates knowledge of a range of fibre-related topics, such as regulatory and policy affairs, technical advancements, content and services, and market environment, among others. At the same time, general sessions will ensure that all ongoing business trends are covered with European case studies and discussions of fibre deployments happening around the world.

In addition, an exhibitors' hall will have hands-on experience of the latest technologies and products, and provide the opportunity to network and share experiences with other industry experts, vendors, telecom operators, policy makers, media, and analysts.

Registration is now open, and more details concerning the event will be posted online at http://paris.europeftthcouncil.com shortly. The event has been popular in the past, and the Council encourages interested delegates to register as early as possible in order to secure places.

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