Symposium on Optical Fibers as a part of IYL 2015 celebration in Morocco

As a part of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) celebrations, the AOB group organized the first symposium on Optical Fiber on Smart Buildings on 20 October 2015 at the Hayat Regency in Casablanca (Morocco).

The deployment of high speed and broadband optical fiber networks is considered an important economic development issue in Morocco.

The meeting consisted of Plenary, thematic workshops and meetings animated by experts who addressed the opportunities offered by today’s new technological solutions for buildings and sustainable construction.

The program also included a set of case studies on new cities that are emerging in Morocco including the city of Zenata, that of Benguerir and the AUDA agency experience.

The debates and discussions of the symposium addressed the best architectural practices and urban techniques.

For instance, Prof. Pierre Lecoy (Centrale-Supélec, laboratoire ETIS – UMR 8051 – ENSEA/Université de Cergy Pontoise – France) highlighted the recent development of the FTTH by taking as an example the case of France. Prof. Azzedine Boudrioua, the coordinator of Ibn al Haytham International Working Group (IWG), took this opportunity to emphasize the contribution of Arab scholars in particular Ibn al Haytham to modern optics.

He also discussed recent issues of optical network as an important tool for economic development. Moreover, during this event, Dr. Jean Paul Ngome Abiagia, Assistant Program Specialist at the UNESCO, highlighted the accomplishment of IYL 2015 celebration around the world and presented a UNESCO video.

Finally, during this important event, a round table has been organized where several leaders from industry and officials shared their experiences and discussed issues to the deployment of the optical network in Morocco.

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