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Conference on the deployment of innovative broadband networks

A conference dedicated to 'Improving the deployment of innovative broadband networks in European regions' will be held on 9 October in Brussels, Belgium.

  • broadband
  • Research & Technology
  • Telecoms
  • Internet
When 09-10-2009
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Where Brussels
Contact Name
Attendees The conference is addressed to European regional stakeholders from Industry, Academia, and European Institutions, interested in knowing how to formulate appropriate policies, create strategic plans and research, implement innovative agendas, and identify key objectives for regional development.
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The event will offer a strategic view on existing opportunities for rapid deployment of advanced access infrastructures, particularly wireless broadband and next generation networks. An important aim is to encourage regional and national stakeholders to think strategically about the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) expansion, especially of broadband networks, as a means to achieving productivity gains and accelerating economic recovery.

Through a practical approach, the conference will provide scenarios, case studies and business models to promote discussion on:
- new opportunities for growth in European regions through research and development (R&D) investments related to ICT;
- efficient use of Structural Funds (SF) for the definition of policies and forward thinking plans for broadband services;
- establishing successful links between EU recovery plans and broadband expansion;
- successful ICT regional strategies in SF programming.

The event is being organised by the EU-funded project SFERA ('Structural funds for European regional research advancement'), the European Regional Information Society Association (eris@) and the European Broadband Portal with the support of the European Commission, the Integral SatCom Initiative (ISI) and the eMobility European Technology Platform (ETP).

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