Huawei has announced that it has won a contract to supply a network monitoring system for the optical fibre infrastructure being deployed by Italy’s Enel Open Fiber (EOF). The vendor says it has installed its N2510 assurance systems in Perugia and is now working with the fibre operator in nine other cities. According to Huawei, the solution will help EOF perform fast network acceptance tests and intelligent maintenance of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, improving the efficiency of service provisioning and fault diagnosis.
EOF was set up by utility firm Enel to deploy fibre infrastructure across Italian cities which will then be leased to third-party service providers. In July last year it completed the buyout of a stake in Milan-based fibre network operator Metroweb. Enel initially planned to invest EUR2.5 billion on its fibre deployment over a five-year period, but it has now raised this to EUR3.7 billion to allow it to cover 9.5 million households by 2021.