Outvise, one of the largest freelance talent platforms in telecoms, is now a member of the three main Fibre to the Home (FTTH) councils in Europe, MENA and Africa. The link-up comes at a time when broadband infrastructure is critical to the future of work from home across the UK and the greater EMEA region.
The FTTH Council ecosystems are confronted with increasing talent gaps to execute their new projects, according to the freelance platform provider. Outvise freelancers could potentially be hired for projects to operate across borders, time zones, and cultures to provide freelance consultancy and project-based work.
This comes at a particularly critical moment for the telecoms industry, according to Alex Collart, CFO & Co-Founder at Outvise.
According to the company, the fibre investment boom has led to a substantial talent gap, where major companies and startups alike are finding it increasingly challenging to source the expertise they need.
“This is not only because the skills were highly specialised, to begin with, but because top talent has been snapped up fast. The answer lies in the freelance market. However, for highly specialised projects, you need highly specialised talent sourcing…”
Outvise’s team of specialised headhunters use bespoke project-matching algorithms so that businesses can locate the expertise they need in as little as 24 hours. This includes niche expertise like network design, market analysts, regulatory experts, pricing specialists, data analysts, and more.
What is Fibre to the Home?
Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is an access network method that delivers the highest possible speed of Internet connection by using optical fibre that runs directly into the home, building or office.
FTTH is unique because it removes all the bottlenecks that slow the performance of other types of networks. With FTTH, you can download files at least 10 times faster than with, for example, ADSL networks. You can upload files, such as family photos, at almost the same speed as downloading.
FTTH gives consumers access to a large choice of interactive applications, such as video communication with friends, family and colleagues, gaming, video-on-demand, teleworking and eHealth.
It is not just about technology, or about accessing the Internet faster. FTTH opens the door to a whole range of new services, delivered right to the home or office.
Why do we need fibre?
FTTH is the only type of fixed-line access network solution that is truly proofed against all future developments and eventualities, therefore the only one that it makes sense to invest in where a new network is being deployed.
There are pressing environmental reasons why fibre access matters too. The reduced energy needed to build and run fibre networks, and the new services fibre makes possible, such as allowing more people to work from home, mean a lower carbon footprint as well.
Network operators can also upgrade the network and increase bandwidth simply, enabling them to deploy such a network without fear of having to rip it up and start again in a few years.
The impact of FTTH on society and the environment
FTTH enables a range of value-added services to be delivered straight to the end-user and improving and enriching their quality of life by connecting them to the world at high speed.
Persons living in a rural area, for example, can save themselves a long drive twice a day by working from home instead of using their car to get to the office. Broadband over fibre has the power to bring all the work resources they need into their home office. Top-quality medical advice can be delivered online right into the home, saving an unnecessary trip to the hospital in the event of a minor illness.
Source: FTTH Council Europe