The FTTH Council Europe has appointed Erzsébet Fitori as its new Director General. Ms. Fitori is currently Director at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA). She will begin her position as Director General of the FTTH Council Europe on 1 September 2016.
The Council stated, “Erzsébet Fitori brings to this position more than ten years of experience in regulatory affairs and public policy, including four years as Director at ECTA, a trade association representing over 100 pro-competitive operators across Europe. During these years she has overseen ECTA’s public policy, regulatory and PR activities as well as being responsible for the association’s engagement with the EU institutions, national regulators and governments among other responsibilities.”
Prior to joining ECTA as Regulatory Affairs Manager in February 2008 Fitori was Head of Regulatory Affairs at Telenor Hungary in Budapest. In her early career she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of European Law and Private International Law at the University of Miskolc in Hungary.
“We all look forward to welcoming Erzsébet within the organisation,” commented Ronan Kelly, President of the FTTH Council Europe. “We are very confident that she will bring much 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% fibre coverage1 today to a fully fibred up continent, we need all fans of fibre – decision makers, operators, vendors, end-users – to work together.”
He continued, “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.”
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. 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.”
By Optical Connections News Team