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The FTTH Council Europe has appointed Erzsébet Fitori as its new Director General. Fitori is currently Director at ECTA. She will begin her position as Director General of the FTTH Council Europe on September 1st.
Fitori brings to this position more than 10 years of experience in regulatory affairs and public
policy, including four years as Director at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), a trade association representing over 100 pro-competitive operators across Europe. Prior to joining ECTA as Regulatory Affairs Manager in February 2008 Erzsébet was Head of Regulatory Affairs at Telenor Hungary in Budapest.
“We all look forward to welcoming Erzsébet within the organisation,” says President of the FTTH Council Europe Ronan Kelly. “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. Europe has a unique opportunity to become a new ‘Gigabit Continent’ if it manages to unleash the force of fibre. But in order to move from 21 per cent 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. We welcome and encourage all fibre believers to strive together with us and Erzsébet towards a brighter future and a new ‘Gigabit Society’ that will require full fibre enabled networks for both mobile and fixed usages.”
Commenting on her new position, Erzsébet says: “I’m honoured to have been appointed as new Director General of the FTTH Council Europe. 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. Future-proof connectivity is the foundation of the digital era, therefore having competitive and affordable fibre for all should be a top priority. This is a worthy mission.”