R&M, the globally active Swiss developer and supplier of cabling systems for high-end network infrastructures, will be taking part in the 2017 FTTH Conference, organised by the FTTH Council Europe.

This is the largest FTTH-related event in the world, taking place in a different European country each year. The 14th edition of the FTTH Conference will be held in Marseille, France on 14-16 February 2017, under the patronage of François Hollande, President of the French Republic and the City of Marseille. Nine workshops and 14 conference sessions will cover a wide range of FTTH-related topics and unveil exclusive data, such as the state of the market in Europe & worldwide.

PolarisBox

Polaris Box configurable with virtual reality

At booth G19 R&M will be introducing the multifunctional Polaris-Box 6, in accordance with IP54 and 65 protection class for indoor and outdoor fiber optic termination requirements. This completes R&Ms product and solution offering for single and multi dwelling units. Visitors can experience the outstanding features of the box in a playful way with the virtual reality game revolving around the theme “Installers vs. weather disasters” and can configure Polaris in 3D.

Digitalization: a game changer for fibre-optic networks?

On February 15 (14:15) Tobias Münzer, Market Manager for Public Networks, will talk about communication entering the digitalization era and influencing and changing our behaviours. The communication infrastructure will be challenged with regard to availability, capacity and data throughput. In addition to the expanding amount of end-user data, even more data will be created by device-to-device communication, making our lives easier and more comfortable. Entire industries will face serious challenges where business models will change entirely. Quality and availability of connectivity will be a key factor for a future success.

The 2017 edition of the FTTH Conference will be held from 14 - 16 February in Marseille, France. This year’s edition, themed “Together, building a brighter future” is anchored around driving further adoption of FTTH throughout Europe, inspired by the new Gigabit connectivity targets and the legislative proposal for a new European telecoms rulebook by the European Commission, as well as the transformational role of new services and technologies enabled by very high capacity networks to enhance our lives.

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company's close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers.