Italian wholesale network operator Open Fiber is expanding its collaboration with fixed-wireless provider EOLO. The agreement will see Open Fiber’s backbone infrastructure used to connect an additional 1,000 sites on the EOLO network. EOLO plans to reach much of Italy with its wireless broadband networks by the end of this year, offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps for home users and 1Gbps for businesses.
Luca Spada, president and founder of EOLO, commented: ‘The agreement signed with Open Fiber allows us to accelerate the construction of our FWA network according to the fibre-to-the-antenna (FTTA) model and is a fundamental step to reduce the speed divide that characterises an ever smaller number of areas of the country … The increasingly extensive use of optical fibre 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 centre 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.’