Tejas Networks has announced that FibreConnect has successfully launched its broadband services in the country using its state-of-the-art telecom and networking products. The company added that it is the sole supplier of optical networking and broadband access products for FibreConnect’s country-wide fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) roll-out, ranging from dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)/packet transport network (PTN)/ optical transport network (OTN) for core to passive optical network with extended reach (xPON) and ethernet for access. Based on a unique business model built around partnerships with regional and retail internet service providers (ISPs), FibreConnect targets industrials areas in Italy which currently lack broadband infrastructure to support the Italian government’s ‘Transition 4.0′ plan to promote the digital transformation of its manufacturing sector.

As a part of this contract, Tejas Networks has deployed its full-range of products including its versatile TJ1400UCB, integrating gigabit passive optical network (GPON)/XGS-PON, fixed long term evolution (LTE) and packet transport network (PTN) technologies for access and aggregation, multi-terabit TJ1600 OTN/DWDM systems for metro and backbone, and feature-rich TJ2100 series of optical network terminals (ONTs) for business and industrial premises. The complete network is being managed using TejNMS, the company’s universal, multi-technology network management system coupled with an advanced service orchestration solution to deliver an agile, resilient and future-proof network for FibreConnect.

Commenting on the launch, Renzo Ravaglia, executive chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), FibreConnect said, “FibreConnect is thrilled to partner with Tejas Networks on this transformative network roll-out that seeks to bridge the digital divide for small and medium businesses in Italy and extend the benefits of high-speed connectivity to unserved businesses and industries across the country through its ISP partners. Tejas Networks’ innovative solutions such as their business-grade type-C protection switching on ONTs, 2.5G GPON ONTs, converged “swiss-knife” architecture for multiservice access, and novel interplay of PTN and OTN technologies in the backbone  are enabling us to deliver the highest level of service to our customers in a cost-effective manner. In spite of challenging macro-economic headwinds, Tejas Networks fully met our expectations of timely deliveries, high quality, and prompt customer support to successfully get this network up and running as per committed deadlines.”

Meanwhile, Anand Athreya, CEO and managing director, Tejas Networks said, “We are delighted that FibreConnect chose to build the complete network in Italy using our carrier-class optical and broadband access products. Besides signalling our emergence as a leading end-to-end supplier of world-class telecom equipment, this win also demonstrates  a  growing confidence among global telcos in our ability to design and execute complex, large-scale networks, all the way from access to core.”

Further, Indranil Sen, chief revenue officer, United Kingdom and European Union, Tejas Networks, said, “By building a single vendor network based on Tejas products, FibreConnect is able to leverage the true strengths and benefits of our innovative portfolio to develop advanced applications and create differentated services for its customers. FibreConnect’s unique business model, combined with our expertise in building programmable, next-generation networks, could prove to be a potential game changer for the Italian telecommunications industry and can be replicated in other parts of Europe as well.”