Open Fiber and Vodafone have created in Catania what they call “the first application in the field” of the FTTH (Fiber to the Home) optical fiber that travels at 10 Gbps. Open Fiber had tested the technology in Milan two years ago.
At the base of the XGS-PON technology
It is about symmetrical connection, able to reach the same speed in both download and upload.
The service created for “Isola”, the Catania space of Palazzo Biscari, involves the use of the new XGS-PON technology (from the English 10 Gigabit-capable Symmetric Passive Optical Network) capable of simultaneously exploiting the FTTH network of Open Fiber and Vodafone connectivity services.
This technology benefits both business and consumer users. In this way the companies and startups present in the Sicilian hub will be able to have access to a greater number of services and accelerate their digital transformation processes.
“Connectivity represents the basis on which to develop digital services, a growth engine for companies and territories”Commented Giorgio Migliarina, director of Vodafone Business. “The solution created for Isola will make it possible to create an open space for development with the best digital technologies, representing the spirit of restarting a territory with a high technological and entrepreneurial vocation”.
In addition to Open Fiber, TIM is also testing 10 Gbps optical fiber. In March, the television program “Amici” began to exploit the XGS-PON technology and TIM opened for experimentation in Rome, Turin and Genoa in collaboration with Nokia.