Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council MENA on Sunday announced the launch of its 6th conference in the UAE.
FTTH – The Rise of Smart Nation will be held under the patronage of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) on 24 – 25 November 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Majed AlMesmar, deputy director general of TRA, said, in a statement: “The presence of well-developed infrastructure with modern technology will contribute to the creation of a digital society and knowledge-based economic capable of putting our young nation in the leading positions.”
A FTTH Council MENA study in 2013 said the UAE has the highest penetration rate in the world of fiber to the home connectivity for the past two years.
The Council added that 85 percent of homes subscribe to FTTH across the UAE. The next biggest FTTH markets in the MENA region include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Jordan.
The findings from the 2014 FTTH Council MENA study will be announced during the conference.
In the MENA region, the adoption of FTTH is driven by national plans, new housing programs and the low quality of existing networks across the countries in the region, as well as the increase in mobile usage and cloud services.
The FTTH exhibition center will have demonstrations about available and up-coming technologies as well as networking with vendors, consultants, operators and other industry professionals. A pre-conference workshop will also be held a day before the conference to address the secrets of success from global best practices and smart cities.