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FiberCop brings ultra-fast optical fiber to Gioia Tauro

The town of Gioia Tauro has been included in the FiberCop national plan of FTTH cabling to make connections of up to 1 Gigabit/s available. The estimated investment is of 900 thousand euro.

FiberCop has started in Gioia Tauro, in the province of Reggio Calabria, the innovative cabling plan that will bring optic fibre to the houses. The work on the creation of the new network costing approximately 900 thousand euro, and coordinated by TIM, has already started in many areas of the city so as to make the services progressively available. The objective is to connect over 3,900 property units by the end of the plan.

The town of Gioia Tauro is, indeed, included in the FiberCop national coverage plan, whose objective is to create the secondary fibre optic access network in the black and grey areas of the Country in order to develop  Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) solutions.  The adopted model of the ‘open’ co-investment envisaged by the new European Code of Electronic Communications guarantees the operators access to passive fibre optic services and to advanced services, operating with maximum efficiency and protecting people and the environment

The works will be carried out in partnership with the Town Council. In order to limit the inconvenience to the Citizens and to quickly create the new network, we will use the already existing infrastructures where possible, whereas if it should be necessary to make new excavations, they will be made by adopting innovative low environmental impact techniques, with interventions on the road surface of approximately 10-15 centimetres.

Thanks to this plan, Gioia Tauro will be equipped with a fibre optic network with an even better performance than the one already available to citizens and enterprises thanks to the FTTCab technology, that provides connections of up to 200 megabit for 6,300 property units.

The new super-fast network will make it possible to accelerate the digitalization process on the territory, to the benefit of citizens, enterprises and public administration, and to provide excellent support to the professional requirements, also connected to working from home and distance learning.

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Massimo Sarmi

President

Massimo Sarmi since November 2020 is President of FiberCop, a company controlled by TIM and created to innovate the network infrastructure and to ensure the acceleration of the digitalization process in Italy.

A business executive with significant professional experience, he boasts a curriculum full of top positions and results that have contributed to the development of the country.

Until April 2015 he was Chairman of Banca del Mezzogiorno as well as, until April 2016 Managing Director of the freeway concessionaire Milano Serravalle- Milano Tangenziali and Chairman of the freeway concessionaire Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A.
In 2013, he was appointed by Confindustria as delegate for the diffusion of advanced digital services.

From 2002 to 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Poste Italiane Group. At the helm of the Group, Sarmi has developed a strategy of strengthening the network of post offices, technological innovation, expansion of the range of services and entry into new business sectors, achieving significant financial results, with budgets with increasing profits. In 2010 he is also appointed President of the Global Cyber Security Center Foundation, an international organization for study and research for the security of digital communications established in Rome on the initiative of Poste Italiane.

In 2000 he was appointed Managing Director and General Manager of Siemens Italia.

In 1998, he was appointed General Manager of Telecom Italia.
In 1995 he was the first General Manager of TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), the company born from the spin-off of the mobile radio division from Telecom Italia where Sarmi worked since 1986 covering roles of increasing complexity contributing to the development of innovative mobile and fixed telephony services.

He began his career as an officer in the Italian Air Force and then worked as an engineer. Sarmi’s commitments are numerous, including as a lecturer at La Sapienza University and LUISS University in Rome.

He has also been awarded the honours of “Cavaliere del Lavoro”, “Cavaliere della Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana”, “Commendatore dell’Ordine di San Gregorio Magno”, “Grande Ufficiale dello SMOM” and “Commendatore dell’Ordine del Santo Sepolcro”.