Europacable hosts BCO visit to optical fiber cable production facility

Yesterday, Europacable welcomed a BCO delegation from 16 Member States to a state of the art optical fiber cable production facility of Europacable member company Nexans near Mons. The objective of the visit was to provide a first hand insight into the production of high quality optical fibre cables.

Laurent Masson, Vice President Business Group Telecom with Europacable member company Nexans welcomed the delegation and stressed:

The European cable industry is ready to deliver high quality optical fibre cables to connect Europe. This said, in the global context Europe is lagging behind in fibre roll out, notably compared to China. This put at risk our future competitiveness in the digital 21st century.

Mr. Masson highlighted: “We need policy makers to give a push for a 5 to 10 years visibility to the telecom industry in order to build the necessary business plans needed to support the necessary investments”. He concluded that more training of qualified installers to handle fiber optical cable and components will be needed to avoid any bottleneck in the roll out connecting Europe.

Jan Dröge, BCO officer, welcomed this visit, stating the benefit to policy makers to get first hand understanding of the technology. Europacable have been very helpful in making technological details available.

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