FTTH Awards 2020

Two FTTH awards and the Charles Kao Award will be presented at the FTTH Virtual Conference on Thursday 3rd December 2020


The FTTH Awards recognise the outstanding support of an operator and an individual that have actively contributed to the acceleration of FTTH in Europe.

Nominations are now closed so please join us at the awards ceremony!

FTTH Awards
for 2020

Winners will be announced at the FTTH Virtual Conference 2020 from 3.15 CET on Thursday 3rd December 2020.



The award has two categories:
FTTH Operator Award

FTTH Operator Award

This award is given to an operator company that has made a clear decision in favour of FTTH in Europe. The winner will be selected not only based on the size of the network and investment made but also on factors such as the economic, political and competitive environment for driving FTTH roll-out.

FTTH Individual Award

FTTH Individual Award

This award honours an individual for the special efforts made to enable FTTH in Europe. The nominee can be a manager who has made a clear decision to support FTTH roll-out; a technician for implementing a new technology solution for FTTH or a decision maker who has contributed to creating a favourable environment for FTTH.

The FTTH Award process

  • Online nomination. Anonymous and open to everyone
  • Election by the FTTH Awards Committee
  • Presentation of the winners at the FTTH Virtual Conference 2020
FTTH Conference 2019 - Award Ceremony

Charles Kao

The Charles Kao Award, was established in 2019 by the FTTH Council Europe in honour of fibre pioneer Professor Sir Charles Kuen Kao who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics  in 2009 for "ground-breaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication”. This award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding life-long achievement and contribution to promoting full fibre connectivity (globally, but particularly in Europe).  The first recipient of the award in 2019, Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer of CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative builder of full fibre infrastructure.

Past winners FTTH Awards

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