EOLO, Open Fiber Expand Optical Fiber Partnership in Italy

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The collaboration between EOLO and Open Fiber is strengthened for the diffusion of ultra-broadband services in the country.

The strategic partnership between Open Fiber, the first Fiber To The Home operator in Italy (FTTH) and third in Europe, and EOLO, the Italian company leader in fixed wireless ultra-broadband for the business and residential segments, aims to bind 1,000 sites in optical fiber FWA of EOLO.

The agreement is part of EOLO’s broader project to connect almost all of its network via optical fiber within the next 2 years in order to support the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.

Open Fiber‘s ultra-broadband network currently has over 11 million connected real estate units, with services already active in 180 large cities and around 2,000 municipalities in the White Areas.

The overall plan of OF brings in over 7 billion euros of resources and provides for the coverage of approximately 20 million real estate units in the country with the aim of bridging the digital divide and making digital services with high performance that only a latest generation infrastructure can guarantee.

The operator FWA EOLO currently reaches over 6,500 municipalities in Italy and aims to complete its coverage of the country by the end of 2021. In fact, the 150 million euro investment plan launched by the company in May 2020 through which EOLO is proceeding quickly. aims to connect 7,500 municipalities, or rather to the whole, creating a network that allows to reach up to 100 Mb / s for domestic users and 1 Gb / s for businesses.

Elisabetta Ripa, CEO of Open Fiber, commented: “We are very satisfied with the extension of our partnership with EOLO, an operator with great experience in the FWA solution. Over 100 national and international operators have chosen our open, neutral and entirely fiber optic network to offer their customers advanced connectivity services, in line with technological evolution. Our effort, as an infrastructure operator, goes in the direction of maximum collaboration with all fixed and mobile operators to bridge – really and as soon as possible – the digital divide in the country “.

“The agreement signed with Open Fiber allows us to accelerate the construction of our FWA network according to the FTTA (Fiber To The Antenna) model and is a fundamental step to reduce the speed divide that characterizes an ever smaller number of areas of the country, thanks to our daily commitment on the territory. The increasingly extensive use of optical fiber to connect our antennas allows us to further improve the performance and quality of the services offered to our customers throughout Italy. The right to a quality connection for all has always been at the center of our corporate mission and agreements such as today’s bring us closer to achieving the ambitious goal announced less than a year ago: to complete the ultra-broadband coverage of 7,500 municipalities in Italy ”. – commentedLuca Spada , President and founder of EOLO.

Open Fiber was created to build an ultra-broadband fiber optic (FTTH) network infrastructure throughout the country. The goal is to guarantee coverage of the main Italian cities and the connection of rural areas through a 1 Gbps FTTH (Fiber To The Home) network, providing increasingly advanced services and functions 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 11 million ultra-broadband real