FTTH Council Europe appoints director general

FTTH Council Europe appoints director general

The FTTH Council Europe has appointed Erzsébet Fitori as its director general effective September 2016.

Her appointment follows the departure of previous director general Hartwig Tauber who left the organisation six months ago.

Fitori presently serves as director at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) and was previously head of regulatory affairs at Telenor Hungary.

"We are very confident that she will bring a lot of added value to the FTTH Council Europe at a crucial time for the entire digital sector," said FTTH Council Europe president Ronan Kelly.

Kelly added that Europe has a key opportunity to become a “gigabit continent” through the use of fibre. “But in order to move from 21% fibre coverage today to a fully fibred up continent, we need all fans of fibre – decision makers, operators, vendors, end-users etc – to work together," he added.

Of her appointment, Fitori said: “I believe that as the EU is rewriting its telecoms rules, it is crucial for fibre to have a strong voice in the political debate. We should work together to make Europe a global digital leader and for that we have to lay the right base now.” 

She added: “Future-proof connectivity is the foundation of the digital era, therefore having competitive and affordable fibre for all should be a top priority.” 

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