Aspi, Mou with Open Fiber to digitize cities and streets: a new company is born

A common company in consortium form for the realization of ultrafast fiber in Italy and a strategic partnership for the country. A leap into the future of mobility and digital transition, in the name of a new season characterized by new and profound synergies between major players. Open Fiber and the Autostrade per l’Italia group (Aspi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of accelerating the digitization of the country and collaborating in projects and initiatives to make our cities and roads smarter. To provide a concrete solution to the shortage of skilled labor, Open Fiber, the Aspi group through its subsidiary company for construction Amplia Infrastructures and Ciel, a company specialized in the sector of technological systems, have set up a consortium that will be active in completing the network in optical fiber that Open Fiber is building in Italy.

The consortium, called Open Fiber Network Solutions, reads a note, provides for the recruitment and training of professionals who will work in the construction of telecommunications infrastructures in optical fiber. The technical teams of the Consortium will be operational starting from the month of June. When fully operational, the group will field about a thousand people.

The MoU between Autostrade per l’Italia and Open Fiber is aimed at enhancing the digitalization projects of infrastructures, roads and networks, through the implementation of initiatives in the field of smart cities, ITS systems (Intelligent Transport Systems), smart roads, and mobility and, more generally, sustainable and innovative mobility. In this context, the Aspi Group and Open Fiber are in the best position to be able to play a leading role in the country.

Open Fiber has expertise in the design, construction and management of networks and information systems necessary to transport and process large volumes of data (including video) in real time. Autostrade per l’Italia has the know-how for the development of technological solutions for the acquisition and processing of data on traffic management and access control and video analytics algorithms, as well as the ability to provide innovative sustainable mobility services. , analysis and digital development of processes for mobility and logistics. For Aspi, the collaboration with OF is part of the Mercury program, a pole for technological innovation that involves the five subsidiaries of the Group (Amplia Infrastructures, Tecne, Movyon, Free to X and Elgea).

“With this partnership – underlines Roberto Tomasi, CEO of Autostrade per l’Italia – a new paradigm is established: the synergies between the country’s major players are the turning point towards the digital transition and the mobility of the future: a step that confirms the central role of Autostrade per l’Italia in strategic matches for the relaunch of national development. A role – adds Tomasi – acquired thanks to a robust business transformation plan, characterized by a strategic vision aimed at affirming our Group increasingly as a manager integrated mobility. The 21.5 billion euro modernization plan and the more recent Aspi Mercury Program are the prerequisites for a future of interconnected and sustainable mobility based on increasingly modern and safe infrastructures. collaboration put in place today strengthens our strategy even more “.

“This agreement is the result of sharing an idea of ​​the mobility of the future, to make processes and applications smarter not only in cities and villages, but also in roads, highways and ports. This is part of the Open Fiber strategy that goes beyond the connectivity of homes and industrial districts, with a view to the overall digital infrastructure of the country “, comments Mario Rossetti, CEO of Open Fiber. “The consortium that we have put in place, moreover, is a response to the lack of manpower in the telecommunications sector to achieve coverage of those areas of the country that have so far been most penalized by the impossibility of accessing connectivity services”.