Italian telcos Wind Tre and Open Fiber are expanding their strategic partnership covering fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. Wind Tre currently has access to Open Fiber infrastructure under a wholesale agreement which covers the country’s 271 largest cities and towns. The latest deal will expand the relationship to include more than 7,000 municipalities in so-called ‘white’ areas which have limited or no broadband access and are being targeted by Open Fiber under a series of state-subsidised rollouts.
Simone Bonannini, Marketing and Commercial Director of Open Fiber, commented: ‘The expansion of the strategic agreement with Wind Tre confirms the validity of the wholesale-only model of Open Fiber that allows everyone to access a modern network under equal conditions, fast and efficient, on which advanced services can be marketed even in the most difficult to reach and least densely populated areas of the country.’
Open Fiber recently launched broadband services in the first 70 municipalities covered by its white area rollouts, offering connectivity at up to 1Gbps.