Italian fixed broadband network operator Open Fiber has signed a new agreement with fixed wireless access operator EOLO. The deal covers so-called ‘white’ areas, which are rural regions not currently served by an adequate fixed broadband service. Open Fiber will use 300 of EOLO’s FWA base stations to connect premises in outlying areas.
The agreement extends the collaboration begun in 2019 through the marketing of EOLO’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services on the Open Fiber network, followed in 2021 by an agreement for Open Fiber to connect EOLO towers with fibre-optics.
Guido Garrone, CEO of EOLO’s Network Division, said: ‘We are very satisfied to have concluded this agreement with Open Fiber, driven by the common goal of meeting the country’s connectivity needs and facilitating the achievement of the objectives set at the government level, thanks to a synergistic approach that avoids duplication of infrastructures.’