Maximising the Profitability of Fibre Networks and Ensuring Optimal Customer Take-Rates will be a Major Focus for Operators at

 Maximising the Profitability of Fibre Networks and Ensuring Optimal Customer
     Take-Rates will be a Major Focus for Operators at FTTx Summit Europe

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, March 5, 2013

LONDON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 Andorra Telecom, SFR, Eircom, KPN Netherlands, Telefónica Europe, CYTA, OTE
 and Deutsche Telekom to headline the operator-led speaker line-up in Berlin

The FTTx Summit Europe is set to explore the advances in deployment and
implementation of fibre networks throughout the EMEA region. The issue of
ensuring maximum customer take-rate has never been more important as the FTTx
market becomes fiercely competitive.

The three-day event being held between 23 - 25 April 2013 at the Estrel Hotel,
Berlin, will address the most important issues in FTTx take-rate including how
to develop profitable fibre networks.

FTTx Summit Europe is the only operator-led event in this field, and this
year's Summit will once again showcase an unrivalled programme of operator
case studies led by CTOs, Directors and Senior NGA experts from over 20
different countries.

The conference will lead with industry-first case studies from international
operators and service providers including Andorra Telecom, SFR, Eircom, KPN
Netherlands, Telefónica Europe, CYTA and Deutsche Telekom.

Samantha Pullan, Conference Director & Production Lead at Telecoms IQ, the
company organising the event commented: " The 2013 Summit looks set to be the
most exciting yet.With key operators from across Europe and the Middle East
already on-boa rd and bra nd new presenters , the event is  fast becoming THE
 meeting place for leaders in this space to network and brainstorm with their
peers . "

FTTx Summit Europe will offer extended networking and interactive sessions
creating an open forum for debate and discussion to really get to the heart of
fibre challenges.

Marcus Weinkopf, Vice President Regulatory Affairs Wholesale & Network, at
Deutsche Telekom, said about last year's successful event:

"A fantastic opportunity to network with experts from across Europe and
discover how to develop a successful fibre network strategy."

With over 70% operator attendance at the 2012 Summit, the 3 ^rd FTTx Summit
Europe is shaping itself as the ' must attend '  event in the market.

Full details of FTTx Summit Europe event are available at:

http://www.fttxsummiteurope.com

Notes to editors:

About Telecoms IQ:

Telecoms IQdeliver carefully focused, operator-led conferences that provide
cutting-edge case studies, open discussions, practical knowledge transfer and
invaluable networking opportunities. Website: http://www.telecom-iq.com

Contact: +44(0)20-7368-9737

Contact: Francesca Pezzoli – Marketing Manager Tel: +44 (0) 20 7368 9771