The new generation fibre optic network is indeed a key focus for Telecom Italia and its development constitutes a strategic commitment for the company. By the end of 2019, Telecom Italia plans to have increased Italy's coverage with new generation networks reaching over 99% of the population with the LTE mobile network (4G) and 95% of the population with optic fibre.
The contracts are worth in excess of €33 million, of which €28.5 million is allocated to the supply of cables and the remainder for the sale of other components from the innovative ODF Flex product family.
Prysmian Group offers Telecom Italia the highest-quality and most innovative technical solutions available, to ensure the fastest and most reliable connections. All of the optical fibres used to create the cables will be produced in the Group’s Battipaglia Centre of Excellence, in Southern Italy, where 9 million km of optical fibre are produced every year. Prysmian is the sole fibre producer in Italy, where it maintains leadership in this high-end technology segment.