StormFiber has joined hands with FTTH Council Asia Pacific to observe the annual Gimme Fiber Day.
The day is observed 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.
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.
Gimme Fiber 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.
Managing Director, StormFiber Fawad Yousuf Laher speaking on the Gimme Fiber Day that “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”.
He further said “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”.