Milan, Italy -- Italian wholesale carrier Open Fiber awarded a contract to SM Optics, a company of the SIAE MICROELETTRONICA Group, which will provide and deploy WDM ROADM technology without WSS to extend the fiber connection from the fiber backbone to the metro/zone site. The new network delivers fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fixed wireless access (FWA) aggregated traffic, providing ultra-broadband services to home and local businesses.
Open Fiber's mission is to build a fiber optic network across Italy, providing fiber connectivity to most homes and businesses in the country -- a target of nearly 19 million homes. This optical access infrastructure will enable operators to deliver next-generation services, including FTTH broadband networks for data, gaming, video streaming and mobile connectivity, as well as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).
The SM Optics optical transport solution delivers unprecedented flexibility with minimal footprint and the ability to successfully address the challenges of limited space deployment and low power consumption. In addition, the unique stackable architecture helps Open Fiber optimize its investment based on traffic growth.
Stefano Schiavoni, general manager of SM Optics sales, said: "This technology can provide 10 to 200 Gbps of potential capacity per channel, making Open Fiber's metro access one of the fastest networks available today. With our micro-node technology Open Fiber has been able to deploy OTN and WDM ROADM technologies to access networks."
Added Roman Op Valsisi, SM Optics' managing director and board member: "The award of this contract is extremely important to us as it will demonstrate the strength of our decomposed metropolitan area platform and as a catalyst for Italian development and digital advancement. The strength of the local telecommunications company."
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