05 April 2016
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Former Telecom Italia network boss Stefano Paggi has joined Italian utility Enel Open Fiber, the division it created last year to build a country-wide ultra-broadband fiber-optic network infrastructure.
Paggi, who was responsible for
Telecom Italia’s Open Access networking unit, left
the company in March and was replaced by Carlo Filangieri,
former head of Telecom Italia’s Fiber to the Home
(FTTH) project. The operator had earlier that year announced a
reorganisation of Open Access with a view to changing the
equivalence model for the supply of wholesale services for
access to its fixed network.
Enel Open Fiber (EOF) is planning to help the government
build a national high-speed broadband network. As previously reported in Capacity, the (EOF)
is a plan which foresees a fibre-to-the-home network using its
own pipes, and ultrafast-broadband which will be released to
224 Italian cities at an estimated cost of €2.5 billion
($2.8bn). The network will be for business and home use.