Connectivity goes hand in hand with innovation. With Open Fiber SpA (OF), the company founded by the Enel Group in December 2015, we provide ultra-wideband (UWB) optical fibre all over Italy. We use Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology, the only system able to support transmission speeds of up to 1Gbps in download and upload.
Our aim is to impart fresh impetus to Italy, giving people access to the most advanced digital services and the opportunities offered by a world that is increasingly interconnected.
Innovation, openness to change and sustainability. Energy opens up new avenues that we can tread together. With Open Fiber, we take care of the construction, management and maintenance of the network. Our role is that of a wholesale-only operator; we are active only in the wholesale market, providing access on fair and non-discriminatory terms to all market operators who want it.
The optical fibre replaces the common copper "loop" and creates so-called NGN-NGAN (Next Generation Network-Next Generation Access Network) networks with a significantly higher transmission rate.
More secure, ultrafast and super-efficient. The transmission capacity of the optical fibre reaches speeds of up to 40 Gbps, which is why only NGN networks are able to support service developments and peaks in demand with no deterioration in quality.
Our plan, in line with the European Digital Agenda and the Italian Strategy for ultra-wideband, envisages the creation of an optical-fibre telecommunications network in 250 Italian cities located in areas of economic and commercial success (so-called A and B clusters).
This plan was given new momentum at the end of July 2016, when Open Fiber and Metroweb Italy joined forces. This has enabled Open Fiber to upgrade its industrial plan by providing very high-speed fibre coverage to approximately 9.5 million homes in the 2016-2021 period, with a gradual increase in investment from the € 2.5 billion of the previous plan to around € 3.7 billion.
Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Padua, Palermo, Perugia and Venice are the first 10 cities to be included in the network.
Providing Italy with UWB networks is an extraordinarily urgent requirement. It is the first step in a process that goes beyond mere infrastructure and aims to transform Italy, through digitisation, into a faster, more agile, less bureaucratic and therefore better country.
For more information, please visit openfiber.it