Every Operator has different needs because there are different ways of using a fiber-optic 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..
Open Fiber guarantees its Partner Operators not only high-quality infrastructure, but also great flexibility to offer the market and end users the best solution:
- Housing at our POPs and Interconnection Points: to allow Operators to install their equipment and connect it to the fiber-optic network in order to provide the service to end users
- MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) connections: to implement dedicated networks in the city between different infrastructure
- PONPON PON stands for Passive Optical Network, which describes all types of optical networks that have no active equipment between the start and end point. One of these is the network used to bring the fiber-optic link to the end-user by means of point-to-multipoint architecture in which a single fiber is used to reach several recipients via non-powered optical splitters. – Passive connections: for Operators with their own infrastructure, we provide FTTHFTTH “Fiber to the Home” is the technology that connects POPs, located in exchanges, to end users’ property units with fiber optics. access with dark fiberDark fiber All the optical fiber that is laid, but not yet illuminated by data transmission equipment. Operators always install more cables than they intend to use at the time of installation to anticipate future demand for this type of network. This is primarily possible because the cost of fiber optics is a fraction of the total cost of building infrastructure (excavation, work sites, etc.). Dark fiber can then be rented and bought by entities that then connect their own transmission equipment to it. connecting the POPPOP The POP, ‘Point of Presence’, is located at Enel’s Primary Cabins, but not exclusively; it also acts as a meet-me-room for Operators. It contains each Operator’s OLT equipment, as well as the OTDR monitoring system. to end-user sites;
- Point-to-point connections – passive to connect end-user sites with point-to-point technology dark fiber, whether they are businesses or public administrations, or to connect network infrastructure (e.g. BTS, Operator Nodes)
- FTTH active services: for Operators that do not have their own infrastructure or prefer not to directly invest in the access network, we can provide a turnkey service by delivering aggregated end-user traffic through our national backboneBackbone This term refers to a very high-speed network that connects other networks. For example, the Open Fiber backbone connects the cities covered by the service. Another example are Internet backbones that connect national networks and allow users in each country to see any site located in another part of the world. at our Regional or National POPs
Open Fiber provides access to a scalable fiber optic network, which Partner Operators can deploy according to their needs in order to develop services with considerable time and cost savings compared to building their own network. The quality of the connections is guaranteed by tried and tested procedures and by maintenance that always ensures maximum network efficiency.
Thanks to its extensive fiber optic network, Open Fiber can offer its Partner Operators many advantages:
- Immediate availability of all the resources required to enable professionals, businesses and the public administration to develop services through fiber optic networks
- Major savings in the investment needed to implement and maintain a fiber optic network
- The guarantee of infrastructure that is constantly maintained in perfect condition, including excellent after-sales support for end users
Moreover, Open Fiber, pursuant to Resolution 538/13/CONS, provides access to its Infrastructure (terminating segmentTerminating segment The segment of an NGA connecting the end user’s property unit to the first distribution point. The terminating segment therefore includes vertical cabling inside the building and possibly horizontal cabling to an optical splitter located in the basement of the building or in a nearby manhole. or feed-in duct) to interested Operators.