October 22, 2018
Open Fiber a national wholesales operator awards SM Optics, part of SIAE MICROELETTRONICA group a contract to supply and deploy WSS-free WDM ROADM technology extending fibre connectivity from their fibre backbone to metro/regional sites. The new network transports the FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) and FWA (Fixed-wireless-access) aggregated traffic, delivering ultra-broadband service to houses and local businesses.
Open Fiber mission is to build a nationwide fiber network, bringing fibre connectivity to the vast majority of households and enterprises in the country, with a target of almost 19 million property units. This optical access infrastructure will enable operators delivering next generation services from FTTH broadband network for data, gaming, video streaming and mobile connectivity to 5G and IoT.
SM Optics optical transport solution offers unprecedented flexibility in the smallest footprint, successfully meeting the challenge of limited space deployment and low power consumption. Furthermore the unique stackable architecture allows Open Fiber to optimize investments in line with traffic growth.
“This technology has the capability to deliver from 10 to potentially 200Gbps capacity per channel, possibly making Open Fiber’s metro access one of the fastest network today.” Says Stefano Schiavoni Sales General Manager in SM Optics, adding “Thanks to our micro nodes technology Open Fiber has been able to deploying OTN and WDM ROADM technology down to the access of the network.”
"This award is twice as important for us as it confirms the strength of our disaggregated optical metro platforms and as an Italian telecommunication company being an enabler of the evolution and digital progress of the of the country.” Says Romano Valussi, Managing Director and Board Member in SM Optics.
About SM OPTICS
SM OPTICS is company driving innovation in fiber based communication, counting on a proven management and R&D team with 20+ years of experience in the optical domain as well as delivering comprehensive professional services. SM OPTICS is part of SIAE MICROELETTRONICA GROUP a leader in wireless communication technology. Liaising over this heritage SM OPTICS addresses opportunities worldwide, with strong set of network services, integration and design capabilities. www.sm-optics.com