Europacable Contribution to Public Consultation on an ‘EU Initiative to Reduce the Cost of Rolling out High Speed Communication Infrastructure in Europe’18.07.2012
Europacable welcomes the opportunity to offer its contribution to this consultation. We take the view that reducing the installation costs of high speed communication infrastructures in Europe will be crucial to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in the 21st century, will generate socio-economic as well as environmental benefits and last but not least will secure and create employment in a future oriented sector.
We stress that the cost of high quality fibre optical cables represent only a marginal part of the total cost of deployment. We also would like to highlight, that it is the final access to home that entails the highest installation costs.
Europacable believes that the core objective for reducing the cost of high speed communication infrastructure should be to make Europe’s digital networks “future proof”.
With this we mean:
- Stimulating and coordinating civil and building works deployment notably with regard to the final access to the home;
- Ensure using existing rights of ways and infrastructures whenever possible to reduce environmental impact and cost;
- Systematically installing future proof infrastructure which can be easily upgraded, easily maintained and easily expanded
- Deploying only high quality fibre technology that will provide reliable service for decades;
The European wire and cable industry is committed to support this development through sustained R&D investments and the production of high speed communication cables in Europe.
Click here to access our contribution to the public consultation.
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