Prysmian Group continues supporting acceleration of fibre-based connectivity


Jan Schindler elected as Board Member of the FTTH Council Europe

Milan, Italy   -   18/06/2020 - 12:00 PM

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces that Jan Schindler, Market Intelligence Manager Telecom Business, has been elected amongst the new FTTH Council Europe board members.

The FTTH Council Europe is an industry organisation with a mission to accelerate ubiquitous full fibre-based connectivity empowering a leading Digital Society throughout Europe. The FTTH Council Europe’s vision is that fibre connectivity will transform and enhance the way we live, do business and interact, connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.

Jan Schindler was newly elected to the nine-member board of the FTTH Council during the first virtual General Assembly. Prysmian Group is part of FTTH Council Europe since 2004, and is continuously committed to support one of most influential industry organization within the Broadband and Telecommunications Community.

“Digital transformation of society is happening now, and quality connectivity is more important than ever”, said Antoni Bosch, Vice President Telecom Solutions BU at Prysmian Group. “Europe’s next generation network cannot be built on a shoestring budget. Future-proofing is key to this basic building block of the connectivity revolution, which will serve millions of Europeans for at least the next 30 years. We need to continue supporting the FTTH Council’s activities to accelerate the ultra-high speed access network adoption in Europe so to ensure Europe has a chance to be at the frontend of the new digital society, therefore bringing the economical and quality of life improvement to all European citizens.” 

The European Commission has recently presented an ambitious recovery plan for the EU economy also focusing on green and digital transformations. The past few months have shown us that connectivity will continue to play a crucial role in supporting the evolution of society and build a more resilient and sustainable economy. Moreover, to deliver digital services in this new, highly demanding environment, ‘quick and cheap’ shortcuts will need to be avoided, to invest in a robust and reliable cable infrastructure capable of supporting the coming waves of innovation, now and for the next 20 to 30 years.



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