22 August 2022

Virgin Fibra chooses Open Fiber’s FTTHFTTH “Fiber to the Home” is the technology that connects POPs, located in exchanges, to end users’ property units with fiber optics. 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. to make its entry as a new operator in the Italian fibre market. The marketing has begun and the services are already available.

Rome, 22 August 2022 – Virgin Fibra, a new Virgin company launching across Italy, has exclusively chosen the Open Fiber network to land in the Italian fibre-optic market. Open Fiber and Virgin Fibra have signed a partnership agreement for the provision of Virgin Fibra’s connectivity services entirely on Open Fiber’s full-fiber FTTH (Fiber To The Home) network, available in medium and large Italian cities and in the municipalities of the white areasWhite Areas White Areas are those where private operators have not deemed it worthwhile to invest and therefore lack broadband and ultra-broadband infrastructure.. Marketing has started and the services are already available.

Virgin Fibra joins the more than 300 partner operators of Open Fiber, national and international, which develop digital services on the company’s ultrabroadband network. Open Fiber, thanks to a product portfolio that quickly allows the entry of new players and a state-of-the-art infrastructure open to all operators, confirms its purpose as a “nervous system” on which the digitization of the country can develop with innovative services for citizens, businesses and public administrations.

“We are delighted that Virgin Fibra, a brand of the Virgin group, has chosen Open Fiber as a partner for its entry into the Italian market. It is a decision that confirms not only the technological excellence of our FTTH network, but also the validity of our 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 business model. With a neutral infrastructure open to all operators we are creating the conditions for the development of increasingly innovative services by new players,” commented the Mario Rossetti CEO of Open Fiber. 

About Open Fiber

Open Fiber was created to build an 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. network entirely in FTTH (Fiber To The Home) optic fiber across the whole of Italy. The goal is to guarantee coverage of the major Italian cities and the connection of rural areas through a UBBUBB Ultra-broadband is when the actual download connection speed is at least 30 Mbps. Networks in which the connection speed reaches or exceeds 1 Gbps are generically referred to as ultra-fast networks. To enable these speeds, optical fibres must be used instead of traditional copper cables, which is why these networks are called optical access networks (NGANs) or, more simply, optical networks (NGNs). fiber network, providing increasingly advanced services and functionality for citizens, businesses and the PA. Open Fiber is a wholesale-only operator. It does not sell fiber optic services directly to the end customer, but makes its infrastructure available to all interested operators on equal terms. With over 14 million ultra-broadband properties already connected, Open Fiber is Italy’s leading FTTH operator and one of the biggest in Europe.

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