10Gbps services arrive in Italy

29 Mar 2021

Italian wholesale network operator Open Fiber has launched the country’s first commercial 10Gbps symmetrical broadband service using XGS-PON technology. The offer is available to retail partners across its entire national fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint. The firm says it first began trialling XGS-PON in Milan two years ago. Simone Bonannini, Open Fiber’s Marketing and Commercial Director, commented: ‘The scalability of networks made entirely of optical fibre is the real strength of our commercial proposal. The 10Gbps service … allows us to open up new scenarios guaranteeing Italy a place among the most technologically advanced countries in the European and world scenario.’

Meanwhile, Telecom Italia (TIM) is initiating customer trials of 10Gbps XGS-PON in Rome, Turin and Genoa. Quang Ngo Dinh, TIM’s Head of Consumer Market, said: ‘At TIM we are ready to offer the XGS-PON solution in some Italian cities to ensure our customers have ever faster connections that provide the best experience of using digital services: from online gaming to entertainment content and applications for businesses and industrial districts.’

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