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Albert Grooten



Albert Grooten currently is Director and Owner at Grooten FTTH Consultancy and Associate/Senior Advisor at Stratix Consulting, responsible for the Stratix Academy.


Until 2012 he has been Director Technology FTTH for the optical fiber and telecom network solutions specialist Draka Communications (now part of the Prysmian Group). 


Albert worked for Draka in R&D and was subsequently International Product manager for Optical Fiber Cables. He has been Managing Director of NetShare Nederland BV (a daughter company of Draka).


Albert Grooten holds a MS degree in Materials Engineering from Delft Technical University. He has been a Board Member of the FTTH Council Europe until 2012.

Mission Statement

Support and promote the deployment of FTTH (Fibre to the Home) Networks. FTTH creates a sustainable future for society, protects the environment and provides economic health to communities. FTTH is indispensable for Smart Cities.



Grooten FTTH Consultancy, ambassador of FTTH technology:
  • Strategic Consulting on a wide range of FTTH issues, including Business plan & Sales strategy
  • Advising on the construction and management of FTTH Networks
  • Promoting the benefits of FTTH Technology and its related services
  • Developing and implementing Training Programs, in conjunction with Stratix Academy
  • Participating in FTTH Standardisation Activities



  • FTTH Council Europe: Manager of the Cost Project
  • Rekam (Regionale Kabeltelevisie Midden-Holland): FTTH Consultant
  • Gemeente Baarn: FTTH Consultant
  • Stratix Consulting: Associate/ Senior Advisor responsible for the Stratix Academy
  • FTTH Platform Nederland: Sponsor of the ‘Gemeentesupport’ Awareness Project
  • The Gerson Lehrman Group Tech: Media & Telecom CouncilSM: Telecom Consultant