In its 12th year, Tratos hosted the ‘2017 Metropolitan Cabling and FTTH Conference’ for leaders in the Fibre Optic Cable industry. The Conference took place at the company’s birthplace Pieve Santo Stefano, in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. Tratos demonstrated its commitment to retaining its place as a European leader in the production of cables and fibre optics, research and the continuous development of new technical solutions. The company has grown to more than 400 employees, fostering trade relations with 52 countries around the world and developing manufacturing sites in Italy and England. The Conference was divided into two parts: a strategic view, where leading members of the National Telecommunication Operators presented their insights in the field of broadband networks and ultra, and a second that had a technical focus and included analysis of field-proven solutions.
Tratos Cavi showcased its new FTTH (Fibre to the Home) range, focusing on underground cabling and FTTH networks. The conference also explained the far-reaching benefits of Tratos’ work as a critical enabler for the industry.
Albano Bragagni, President of Tratos and mayor of Pieve Santo Stefano said: “FTTH is the future. As a leading producer of fibre optic cable we are pushing to see the last mile of cable turning from copper to fibre now and for FTTH to be available across cities and rural communities alike.
“To this end, we are proud to have signed a deal to guarantee optical fibre supplies for the development of ultra-broadband and FTTH networks across a number of countries. We hope this event will bring together world telecom leaders to discuss strategies that will benefit everyone.”
Albano Bragagni was also on hand to welcome leading experts and representatives of the telecommunications industry in Italy and from across the world at Teatro Comunale, the Pieve venue. Speakers at this one day event included:
- Luigi Cudia of Infratel Italia SpA: “Infratel – Fiber to the Building, the public intervention in market failure areas. Current situation and future developments”.
- Paola Regio of Open Access,: “01/07/2017 CPR (EU) 305/2011 on the eve of the entry into force of the European Legislation, what changes in the TLC market”.
- Jacopo Giorgetti of Tratos: “CPR (EU) 305/2011 The cables manufacturer point of view”
- Giorgio Prioietti Silvestri of Fastweb: “Stock if the situation and future strategies for Fastweb’s FTTX network in Italy”
Tratos Cables’ twelfth annual event confirmed it as a signature event in the world of telecommunications, with participants gathered to discuss growth prospects for Italy’s broadband network with investments in FTTH and next-generation technologies (5G) and The European Commission’s Digital Agenda 2025. To increase innovation innovation and competitiveness of Italy, to strengthen the economy, attract investment and develop exports. It was discussed that fibre optic networks are currently the only possible technological solution to achieve these ambitious targets.