BAI Communications expands into Italy

BAI Communications expands into Italy

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BAI Communications (BAI) is expanding into Italy to bring neutral host connected infrastructure solutions into the country.

In collaboration with key local industry executives, this expansion marks BAI Italia's first European operation outside of the UK and Ireland.

"BAI's expansion into Italy represents another important milestone in our growth strategy to become a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure in Europe and globally," said Igor Leprince, group CEO of BAI Communications.  

"As one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, Italy presents an exciting opportunity for BAI to further extend its neutral host solutions, as MNOs, municipalities and private companies continue to invest in the 5G infrastructure required to support a more connected future."  

Leading its BAI new Italian operation is industry veteran Luca Luciani who will servce as CEO of CEO of BAI Italia. Luciani enters the role with over 20 years' of business experience across telecoms, energy, consumer goods and management consulting inlcuding several senior executive roles at Telecom Italia where he served as former CEO of TIM Brazil.

Joining Luciani are other notable powerhouse executives including Antonino Ruggiero, Riccardo Jelmini, Riccardo D'Angelo and Enrico Lanzavecchia.  

"We are very excited to bring BAI's industry-leading solutions and expertise in neutral host connected infrastructure to the Italian market. The incredible experience across the BAI group means we are in the best position to work with the MNOs, private industrial precincts, commercial venues, public offices and municipalities to improve indoor and outdoor connectivity in Italy," said Luciani.

"Helping to accelerate digital innovation across multiple sectors and drive the deployment of smart city applications. We look forward to replicating BAI's success in other countries here in Italy, as we strive to become the largest neutral host provider in the country."

The new business will focus on delivering the low latency and unlimited capacity neutral host networks needed in dense urban environments. It will also deploy solutions including 5G small cells to densify networks in urban environments, private networks for enterprises and next-gen Distributed antenna system networks for large public venues and stadiums.

"The movement towards an 'always connected' society is only speeding up and as people return to public spaces, they will expect reliable coverage wherever they go," said Andrew McGrath, group CCO of BAI Communications.

"Our credibility for executing large-scale projects across the world, combined with the experience and market knowledge of the BAI Italia team, makes us well-positioned to deliver solutions for our customers and the people of Italy."

2021 saw BAI acquire Mobilitie, US telecoms infrastructure company, increasing the company's reach across North America.

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