Open Fiber, a wholesale player in the Italian broadband market, has selected Nokia for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to bring broadband services to the small towns and rural areas of Italy.
The Open Fiber network will offer up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds on optical fiber from a point of presence to the customer’s home.
Italian government has identified four types of clusters A, B, C and D in the country as part of its ultra-broadband strategy in 2015.
Open Fiber has selected Nokia as the sole supplier for clusters C and D clusters to deliver products, services and software to plan, design, deploy and support the end-to-end active network infrastructure based on GPON technologies
Stefano Paggi, Network & Operations Director at Open Fiber, said: “With Nokia’s solutions we will be able to offer services at 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps in the future on the access network.”