Gimme Fibre Day takes place on 04 November

Friday 4 November 2016 | 14:10 CET | News
Gimme Fibre Day has been marked by a series of activities and initiatives worldwide with the support of the six global FTTH Councils in Africa, the Americas, APAC, Europe, Latam and MENA. The event is held on 04 November, the birthday of Charles Kuen Kao, who changed the way the world communicates, by transmitting light through optical fibres. It honours the future-proof broadband access system and showcases how fibre has positively affected communities globally.

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