HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN Business Development Manager for the EMEA Region, Eric Joyce, was elected to the FTTH Council Europe as board member and working committee chair. Joyce works in coordination with the CTO office at ADTRAN and will maintain his role as FTTH Council Europe's chair of the Market Intelligence Committee in addition to assuming his new role as board member. ADTRAN EMEA and APAC CTO Ronan Kelly recently completed his second term as FTTH Council President.
“We are in a period of technology change and the way this process will be managed will be crucial in ensuring that no citizen is left behind," said Incoming FTTH Council Board President Kees de Waard. "Eric’s leadership as a member of the board and as the chair of the Market Intelligence Committee will provide the stewardship required to help us advance our goals for the organization and for Europe.”
FTTH Council Europe aims to accelerate ubiquitous full-fiber-based connectivity that empowers a leading Digital Society throughout Europe. The FTTH Council Europe’s vision is that fiber connectivity will transform and enhance the way we live, do business and interact, connecting everyone and everything, everywhere. In his role with the organization, Joyce will be instrumental in conducting research and setting agendas and policies committed to eliminating the digital divide between rural and urban regions across Europe.
“I am excited to continue my work with the FTTH Council Europe in a greater capacity on behalf of ADTRAN. In this era of digital transformation, technologies like 5G and fiber deployment are imperative to supporting the connected world in which we live,” Joyce said. “This is a golden moment to educate and help drive policy for decades to come and ensure that Europe is moving forward together to guarantee there is no digital divide.”
In addition to announcing the results of its annual election, the FTTH Council Europe adopted its working program focused on engaging with EU and national policy makers as a constructive contributor.
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