The expansion of the fiber connections is going on all around the world and in Sweden fiber investments is expected to reach 10 billion SEK in just 2016. In this research project, researchers will, in collaboration with the regional fiber industry, develop new installation techniques and tools to improve the efficiency of fiber connections.
The global expansion of fiber connections is going on all over the world and access to fiber is crucial for economic growth and contributes to innovation. Only in Sweden is estimated to do fiber investments for 10 billion SEK in 2016. These major investments will create opportunities for new products and innovations.
Regional actors that is driving the technology development, deployment, training and expansion of fiber is; Servanet, Skanova, Iftac, IKT Networks, Hexatronics, Fiber Optic Valley, IP-only and various village associations. They have a great need for efficient installation methods and new products. If the cost of fiber installation can be reduced it is possible to installation fiber where it today is not economically justifiable, which in turn contributes to a vibrant countryside.
The project is based on the regional companies need of; new knowledge, new working methods and equipment in order to improve the efficiency of installation and maintenance of fiber. The project has chosen to focus on four areas with great potential for efficiency improvements and new products.