StormFiber has collaborated with FTTH Council Asia Pacific to celebrate the annual “Gimme Fiber Day”. The day is celebrated on the 4th of November every year to showcase new ideas for broadband access solutions and acknowledge the positive impact of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology across the world.
What is Gimme Fiber Day?
The annual day was created in 2013 by the FTTH Council Global Alliance that includes the five FTTH Councils: Africa, Americas, APAC, Europe, and MENA. 4th November is the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao, the man who changed the way the world communicates and was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fiber-optic cables for optical communication.
This day recognizes the only future-proof broadband access solution i.e. FTTH and aims to reflect how it has positively impacted individuals and their communities across the world in terms of economy, society and quality of life. Fiber is considered to be the future of internet connectivity since it is the most reliable medium of communication, especially when compared with copper.
Data travels as light signals in fiber cables instead of electrical pulses and therefore the transmission speed is ultra-fast. Additionally, you can also get higher bandwidth with fiber connections due to high bandwidth support, unlike mobile broadband where the spectrum is limited.
Speaking on the occasion Fawad Yousuf Laher, Managing Director, StormFiber said:
“FTTH is a technology that has been appreciated globally due to its sustenance and reliability. This technology advocates the idea of consistent service provisioning backed with state of the art infrastructure. However, Pakistan has still a long way to go as broadband subscription in FTTH is merely 0.1% and by PTA’s own record fixed-line penetration in aggregate is just 1.1%. The government must recognize the importance of fiber which forms the highways for carrying data and essential to the digitization of the country. In many ways, these digital highways are as important for the economy as transport highways – as they open access to global digital marketplaces where citizens can buy and sell digital goods and services. This can have an immense impact on the GDP and exports of any country”