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Test and Measurement: Viavi supports gigabit fiber deployment in Italy

May 20, 2022

Viavi Solutions is expanding its relationship with Italian wholesale fiber company Open Fiber, which has plans for a major fiber expansion and aims to provide “100 percent ultra-broadband coverage with gigabit speeds for the whole of Italy,” according to a release.

Open Fiber says that it currently provides connectivity for 300 different national and international service providers, serving 14 million households in Italy. It plans to put 15 billion euros of investment into expanding coverage such that it “effectively [ends] the digital divide between urban and rural areas within Italy” by the end of 2031. That funding includes a loan of 7.2 billion euros from Italian and international banks that the company says is the largest loan ever made in the region for telecom networks.

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