Registration is open and the agenda is online for the next training day for European national and regional Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs).

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‘Technology Neutrality in Broadband Projects’ (October 19, Madrid) will introduce:

  • Active equipment and new solutions for connectivity
  • Fibre optics deployment to reach the Digital Agenda objectives
  • From LTE to 5G: their role in deploying NGA-capable advanced fixed wireless solutions
  • Satellite capabilities for basic broadband solutions
  • Wi-Fi technologies
  • Mapping implications: which technologies can deliver basic / NGA solutions
  • Implications for the competitive selection process
  • Implications for wholesale access obligations
  • Experiences from national and regional BCOs



Registration open to members of the European BCO Network


The speakers will include representatives from the following institutions:

  • The BCO Support Facility
  • The European Commission
  • The Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP)
  • The State Secretariat of Information Society and Digital Agenda (SESIAD)
  • Telefónica
  • ViaSat Europe
  • AkiWifi
  • Telecom España
  • BCO Castilla y León (Spain)
  • BCO Aragon (Spain)


‘Technology Neutrality in Broadband Projects’ is the third in a series of four annual training days organised by the BCO Support Facility in partnership with DG-CONNECT, DG-AGRI, DG-REGIO and DG-COMP.

These training days are part of a capacity-building knowledge exchange programme run by the BCO-Support Facility in order to connect and strengthen the European network of BCOs and broadband roll-out stakeholders in their delivery of broadband throughout Europe’s urban, rural and remote regions, as part of the EU’s Digital Single Market and Gigabit Society objectives.

The first training day covered State aid. Members of the BCO Network have continued access to training day presentations and other materials via the BCO Network Forum on Futurium.

The second training day will take place on September 19 in Paris and will cover ‘Blended Finance for Broadband Projects’. Registration is still open for this training day – please contact the BCO-SF for more information.


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