23/06/2017 | SustainabilityFastweb ultrafast broadband, 19 new cities with up to 200 megabytes per secondFaster than ever browsing at home or out and about, thanks to the WOW FI service
Our initiatives and our projects play a key role in the digitalization process of Italy, families, companies and public administration.
We are committed to delivering ultra-fast speed not only to big cities, but also to medium-small sized towns. We want to provide to an ever-increasing percentage of the population - from the current 30% to 90% by 2026 - a Gigabyte service that uses a combination of fixed and mobile convergent infrastructures of the newest generation. We provide to the public administration and to large companies, in addition to connectivity, also advanced services such as virtual networks, cloud, safety, Internet of Things, which allow the development of new services leading toward a digital transformation of companies and smart cities.
We are committed to delivering ultra-speed connectivity not only to big cities, but also to medium-small sized towns by leveraging on a combination of proprietary networks and technologies of the newest generation (FTTx, 5G Mobile, 5G Fixed Wireless Access).
Today, WOW FI represents the largest wi-fi network, with approximately 2 million home spots and modems of customers who have joined the initiative, in addition to 1,400 hot spots active in the highest traffic areas of the main Italian cities (Bologna, Catania, Genoa, Monza, Palermo, Rome, Turin, Verona) and in in the main squares and underground stations of Milan. Therefore, the WOW FI service covers all Italian municipalities reached by our services.
5G, thanks to its speed, latency and "capability" in terms of activated connections, will revolutionise the way we live and produce, inaugurating the internet of things era and radically transforming cities and numerous industrial sectors. This year, we completed some use cases in Bari and Matera, Rome and Genoa, in the area of healthcare, industry 4.0, smart cities, public safety, tourism and culture, and smart mobility.
As regards the consumer sector, in 2019, we made substantial investments in 5G solutions, in Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) mode, a technology that allows the connection of companies and households based on implementation times and costs that are significantly lower than the traditional fibre networks, while guaranteeing the best performance of the FTTH network.
As for 5G on the Mobile network, we will work in cooperation with Wind Tre to accelerate its implementation throughout Italy, starting with a shared network.
It is our firm belief that, in order to develop innovation and 5G in Italy and to boost a new generation of products, services and business models, it is necessary to develop an ecosystem made up of companies, incubators and research centres. To this end, over the year we launched two initiatives involving our employees and the world of startups, Together to 5G and Open Innovation.
Data protection and cybersecurity are fundamental elements within the context of the current technological evolution and digital transformation: the centrality of the ICT infrastructure grows on a daily basis together with the necessity of protecting confidentiality and integrity of information and of digitally exchanged data. The constant technological development is accompanied by constant legislative changes that we are committed to monitoring every year. Our attention is particularly focused on the 360-degree protection of user data, from the cybersecurity attacks to privacy, an area at the top of today's European and Italian agenda.