Ultrabroadband (UBB) communication infrastructures are more than ever the primary enabler for digital transformation and the competitiveness of of Italy
The spread of the Ultrabroadband is a factor that highly conditions the increase in the overall economic productivity of a country. The UBB network has a direct impact with the needs of companies in the logic of Enterprise 4.0 and it is increasingly fundamental for the modernization of services and processes of the Public Administration and for the quality of citizens’ lives. Clear examples in this regard are distance learning, telemedicine and remote working.
These must be considered not only as emergency solutions, but as powerful tools for production acceleration, social inclusion and, last but not least, environmental sustainability.
The value of the UBB asset, so strategic for the country system, should therefore be measured in terms of bandwidth and speed, but above all of capillarity over different geographical regions.
Italtel strongly believes that the public-private partnerships, the synergies between industrial ecosystems, the role of the academy and the fruitful collaboration with the politics and institutions are the means to promote the development of the Ultrabroadband and use it effectively
As early as 2016, Italtel was chosen as suitable designer for the development of a fiber optic network and wireless technologies on a national scale.
Since spring 2018, Italtel and Open Fiber have been carrying out jointly the development activities of the Ultrabroadband network for the so-called “white” areas of the country, the market failure areas, not reached by the infrastructure of other operators.
The project, as a whole, involves the design, construction, maintenance and management of an infrastructure that guarantees 100 Mbit/s on over 6,700 Municipalities belonging to 6 Regions and, in a subsequent phase, to other 10 Regions and the Autonomous Province of Trento. In 2019, almost 1,000 municipalities were added, continuing the effort to bridge the infrastructure gap in all the regions of the South of the country.