New and important partnership for Leganet: an agreement has been signed with FibreConnect, an independent operator that provides services to telecommunications service providers (ISPs) operating in Industrial and Artisan Areas (AIAs). FibreConnect contributes to the development of the Italian economy, based mainly on small and medium-sized enterprises, by bridging the infrastructure gap to make fiber optics a success factor for the Italian industrial fabric.
First stop on the trip was Avellino, where the two companies presented the project to the ASI Consortium, which was the first to decide to support with FibreConnect’s services the digital infrastructure development of the consortium’s member companies.
Leganet President Alessandro Broccatelli, commented on the agreement with FibreConnect as follows: “It is a fundamental step in helping to achieve Digital Transition and its effective viability throughout Italy. Specifically, there are two relevant aspects to mention: the first is that our new partner, through a business plan, has managed to attract investors to achieve a goal that affects our local communities. The second point is that their proposal is able to bring together private operators, investors and economic resources to reach our local communities. In fact, with our support, Fibreconnect will carry out a public work with its own resources without asking for economic contribution from the municipality.”
To follow Renzo Ravaglia, Executive Chairman of FibreConnect, who presented the ambitious project, “Our company was founded with the goal of bringing fiber optics to industrial areas, that is, to the heart of the Italian economy. Small and medium-sized businesses in fact lack good connectivity. There is a cabling plan underway in Italy but there is still a lack of telecommunications for industrial areas. Our company wants to intervene massively to prevent production settlements from going elsewhere and, at the same time, attract new ones: a wired and fast industrial area has so many advantages over an industrial area without telecommunications infrastructure. Over the next few years we will invest heavily to wire about a thousand industrial areas, starting with those municipalities that will facilitate our entry. We want to start right away, be fast and create an employment benefit: in fact, it will not be temporary work just to build the actual infrastructure but also maintenance once the work is completed.”