We want to develop the most extensive and efficient ultra broadbandBroadband The term broadband, in telecommunications, generally refers to the transmission and reception of information data at a connection speed of over 144 kb/s. Broadband organises different channels, conveying different content in the form of data, such as Internet radio, animation, audio files and high-definition video. networkNetwork In computer language, the term network defines a set of hardware and software devices which, when linked together, enable the exchange and sharing of resources, data or information. In a computer network, the devices that generate, route and terminate data are called network nodes. possible throughout the Country, guaranteeing the coverage of major cities but also small towns, villages and rural areas.

As a wholesaleWholesale Open Fiber is a ‘wholesale only’ operator, i.e. it operates exclusively in the wholesale market, offering access on fair and non-discriminatory terms to all interested Market Operators.-only operator, we have so far brought our optical fiberOptical fiber A cable made of glass fiber through which a light signal is transmitted over long distances for broadband network access. Compared to copper cables, optical fiber can transmit signals much faster, up to 40 Gigabits per second. It is therefore ideal for quickly transferring large amounts of data; it is also unaffected by external interference (electromagnetic interference, temperature variations, etc.). While fiber optics certainly offers the advantage of fast, high-quality and secure data transmission, its high installation cost is a drawback for network builders. Read the news to find out more: “Optical fiber, what it is and how it works”. network – which has a transmission capacity of up to 10 GigabitGigabit The Gigabit is the unit of measurement that represents 1 billion bits and is abbreviated as Gbit or Gb. This unit of measurement is often used, together with the megabit and the kilobit, in relation to time (in seconds) for calculating the transmission speed of digital signals, mainly used to calculate the speed of a data download. The Gbit/s is currently a widely used unit of measurement to refer to data transmission speed in computer networks. per second – to 240 large and medium Italian cities. We are also working to connect many other urban and suburban areas in order to enable everyone to access Fiber To The Home (FTTHFTTH “Fiber to the Home” is the technology that connects POPs, located in exchanges, to end users’ property units with fiber optics., the optical fiber that directly enters premises without any stretches in copper) network services.

An organisational machine involved in different projects to develop the network of the future with both proprietary investments in major cities and public founds in small towns.

Open Fiber was the winner of the three tenders called by InfratelInfratel Infratel Italia S.p.A. is an in-house company of the Ministry of Economic Development and is the implementing party of the Government’s Broadband and Ultra-Broadband Plans. For more information visit www.infratelitalia.it Italia S.p.A., the in-house company of the Ministry of Economic Development, for the development of an optical fiber infrastructure in over 6.000 small municipalities in 20 Regions.

The network will remain public property and it will be managed under licence by Open Fiber for 20 years. 

Open Fiber also participated in the 1 Giga Italy Tender by winning 8 lots in 9 regions (1), to cover the real estate units present in those areas with networks capable of providing connection services with at least 1 Giga downloadDownload The action of downloading or retrieving data from the network. speed reliably. Open Fiber will provide Operators with wholesale access to the subsidised infrastructure.

1. The 8 lots include the following regions: Apulia, Tuscany, Lazio, Sicily, Emilia Romagna, Campania, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Lombardy


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