News | September 3, 2007

Prysmian Telecom Takes To The Road In Major European FTTH Tour

Milan - Prysmian Telecom Cables & Systems is to embark on a major initiative to support the growing uptake of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology in Europe. The 'FTTH European Roadshow' is due to commence in the UK on September 4th and will visit 15 countries over 11 weeks. This will include Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain and France.

Highlights of the roadshow will include a specially constructed, interactive exhibition trailer demonstrating Prysmian's latest FTTH passive product solutions - blown fiber, miniature blown cables , preconnectorised customer solutions, new vertical riser systems for multi dwelling units, a range of new FTTH connectivity products and much more. Information will also be available on Prysmian's range of optical fibers including CasaLight™, the bend Insensitive fiber developed by Prysmian specifically for FTTH applications. A team of FTTH product specialists will support the local Prysmian staff throughout the Roadshow, providing expert advice on both the product and network design aspects of building a FTTH system.

Director of Marketing at Prysmian's Telecom business, Richard Thomas commented, ' The principle of FTTH is to take fiber closer to the end user. We are following exactly the same approach with the Roadshow and taking our products to where our customers are located. The FTTH customer profile has changed the traditional telecom marketplace. We recognize this and believe that this project will be an interesting and rewarding experience for both Prysmian and for the people who we will meet during the event.'

FTTH adoption is expanding rapidly worldwide and in Europe especially, where activities are gathering momentum amongst both local authorities and the more traditional telecom operators, who are starting to build optical 'last mile' networks.

Prysmian believes that by taking the technology to this increased and more widespread customer base, in the form of a Roadshow, it will greatly assist potential operators who are aware of the opportunities offered by FTTH, but may not be familiar with the 'mechanics' of building a last mile network.

To find out more about the Roadshow, visit Prysmian customers interested in attending the Roadshow should get in touch with their local account manager or call one of the contacts below.

SOURCE: Prysmian Telecom Cables & Systems