VIAVI to Support Open Fiber’s Push for 100% Gigabit Penetration in Italy


VIAVI Selected as Fiber Testing Partner to Build, Enable and Ensure Ambitious Fiber Deployment

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ:VIAV) today announced that Italian wholesale fiber provider, Open Fiber, has selected a centralized optical test solution from VIAVI to support its ambitious goal of provide 100% ultra wideband coverage. with Gigabit speeds for all of Italy. Open Fiber currently provides connectivity to 300 national and international service providers and serves 14 million Italian households.

By the end of its 2022-2031 plan, the wholesale-only provider aims to cover around 24 million homes, including unserved and underserved areas, ending the digital divide between urban and rural areas in the world. breast of Italy. The deployment is financed by an investment of 15 billion eurosincluding a loan of 7.2 billion euros major Italian and international banks – the largest loan ever granted in the EMEA region for telecommunications networks.

Building on an existing relationship with VIAVI, Open Fiber chose to deploy VIAVI’s Optical Network Measurement System (ONMSi) to help manage network compliance and troubleshooting throughout the lifecycle of its network deployments. fiber. The ONMSi solution uses a centralized high-resolution OTDR test head that allows field installers to remotely commission, map topologies, automate acceptance and reporting of fiber quality, loss and distances, all via a mobile app. This is done segment by segment for each link between the PoP and the connection at the customer. In the event of a failure, maintenance teams can isolate and triage failures remotely. ONMSi was selected because it has proven to be an efficient, reliable and fast fiber certification platform, which helps to optimize and accelerate network processes from inception (construction) and service delivery ( activation), up to life insurance (monitoring).

“Open Fiber charts an ambitious path to modernize digital infrastructure for the entire Italy,” mentioned Manuel Mato, Vice President, EMEA, VIAVI. “Our partnership allows Open Fiber to automate and accelerate its FTTH build without sacrificing quality while ensuring error-free first customer activation. Equally important, proactive in-life monitoring also allows Open Fiber to isolate network issues and shorten resolution and restoration times.We are proud of our role in helping Open Fiber achieve a Italy.”

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. We help these customers harness the power of instrumentation, automation, intelligence and virtualization to Order the network. VIAVI is also a leader in light management solutions for 3D detection, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive and defense applications. Learn more about VIAVI at Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, TwitterYoutube and Facebook.

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