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Delivering the Full-Fibre Gigabit Society

Delivering the Full-Fibre Gigabit Society

About the Event

On 25 March this year, EU member states agreed on a Union-wide Connectivity Toolbox, a report of best practices that they consider as the most efficient in allowing and encouraging operators to roll out very high-capacity networks, including full-fibre broadband. 

The deployment of fibre often requires costly civil works to lay cables and network elements, as well as potentially burdensome administrative procedures to obtain the necessary permits. The Connectivity Toolbox contains best practices to cut these costs, to promote access to physical infrastructure and to streamline permit granting procedures.

With many countries currently looking set to miss the European Commission targets that have been set for the rollout of fibre and very high-capacity networks, this interactive webinar will look at the extent to which the measures proposed in the Connectivity Toolbox can address this situation and accelerate progress. It will look at the path ahead to ensure that the economic, social and environmental benefits of fibre can be felt as soon as possible.

Organisers & Partners

Event Organiser
Forum Europe
Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and government alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and out strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Event Partner
Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.
IDATE DigiWorld
Founded in 1977, IDATE DigiWorld is the leading think tank in Europe on the economy of the digital world (internet, telecoms, media, digital industry, digital territories, etc.) on a global scale, which supports its members and clients in their digital transformation through three synergistic activities:- Market Intelligence Publications - Consulting - Think Tank

Featuring contributions from:

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Michel Van Bellinghen

Chairman 2021, BEREC

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Rita Wezenbeek

Director - Connectivity, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Vincent Garnier

Vincent Garnier

Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Harald Gruber

Harald Gruber

Head of Digital Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank

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Richard (Yuzhi) Jin

President, Optical Business Product Line, Huawei

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Lise Fuhr

Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

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Miriam Mendioroz

Head of Sector, Electronic Communications Policy Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

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Roland Montagne

Principal Analyst, Director Market Development, IDATE DigiWorld

Schedule

11 May 2021 | 10:00 – 11:50 CEST

A Green and Digital Europe with Full-fibre: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices
2020-05-11
10:00 - 10:05
Introduction and welcome from moderator
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
10:05 - 10:20
Keynote Presentation
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Michel Van Bellinghen
Chairman 2021, BEREC
10:20 - 10:35
Keynote Presentation
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Rita Wezenbeek
Director - Connectivity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
10:35 - 10:45
Presentation
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Richard (Yuzhi) Jin
President, Optical Business Product Line, Huawei
10:45 - 11:55
Panel Discussion
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Harald Gruber
Head of Digital Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank
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Lise Fuhr
Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
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Miriam Mendioroz
Head of Sector, Electronic Communications Policy Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Vincent Garnier
Director General, FTTH Council Europe
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Roland Montagne
Principal Analyst, Director Market Development IDATE DigiWorld
11:55 - 12:00
Closing Remarks
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This Session is FREE to attend, register now to receive access to the platform.

Event Platform

This event will be taking place using Forum Europe’s virtual event platform.

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact event manager Mair Carter using any of the details below.

Mair Carter
Senior Event Manager
Forum Europe

mair.carter@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 072