Open Fiber S.p.A.[1] (formerly Enel Open Fiber S.p.A)[2] is an Italian telecommunications company.

Open Fiber
TypeSocietà per azioni
FoundedDecember 2015; 6 years ago (2015-12)
Area served
Key people
ProductsAccess network, core network, fiber-optic communication, telecommunications network

Open Fiber was established in December 2015, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, in order to build an independent fibre-based access network.

In July 2016 the company acquired Metroweb Italia from F2i First Fund and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, a private equity fund and a sovereign wealth fund respectively. However, CDP also acquired 50% stake in Open Fiber.[3]

The company operates in the so-called "market success" clusters A and B as resolved by the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic on 4 March 2015, ie 282 municipalities in large urban areas by 2022. The areas chosen for the project are a subset of the 642 municipalities categorized as clusters A and B by the Government. Open Fiber, estimating a cost corresponding to less than half of that proposed by the competition, won all fourteen lots envisaged in the three calls for the "ultra-broadband plan" launched by Infratel Italia for the construction of the network in clusters C and D ie "white areas" with low population density. The plan provides for the implementation of FTTH optical fiber with speeds up to 1 Gbit / s for urban areas and agglomerations of housing units, while preparing FWA radio links for rural or impervious areas and scattered houses.[4]



  1. ^ "Note Legali - Open Fiber". (in Italian).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "PRESENTATO AL CDA ENEL IL PIANO STRATEGICO DI ENEL OPEN FIBER" (PDF). (in Italian).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "ENEL ACCELERATES ON BROADBAND WITH METROWEB ACQUISITION".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Intracom Telecom fornirà la sua soluzione leader nel Fixed Wireless Access a Open Fiber". Retrieved 2022-06-07.


  • Franco Bernabè (2020). "La concorrenza con Open Fiber e la parabola discendente". In Giuseppe Oddo (ed.). A conti fatti. Quarant'anni di capitalismo italiano (in Italian). Milan: Feltrinelli. ISBN 978-88-07-17374-5.
  • Andrea Colucci (March–April 2019). "Open Fiber. Innovazione e infrastrutture tecnologiche: un piano Marshall per la competitività del Paese". Italia Informa (in Italian). No. 2, anno III. Intervista a Elisabetta Ripa, amministratore delegato di Open Fiber. Rome: Gedecom. pp. 42–45. Retrieved 14 July 2020 – via
  • Federica Loffredo (2019). "Il ruolo di Open Fiber nel panorama italiano". Il modello Wholesale Only: la rivoluzione del nuovo codice delle comunicazioni elettroniche. Diritto ed Economia dei Mezzi di Comunicazione (in Italian). Vol. Anno XV, no. 2. Naples: Centro Consulenze Editoriali. pp. 118–122. ISSN 1827-0395.

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