FiberCop is a Wholesale-only Operator that provides authorized Operators with access services to its Passive Secondary Network, in copper and fiber. Fibercop does not offer services to the public, but addresses Telco and Media Operators so that they can build services for their end customers, through FiberCop’s services.
Fibercop’s offer to operators is also based on the model of “open” co-investment and represents the first case of this kind in Europe on a national scale.
The co-investment model refers only to the secondary network in FTTH.
The application of the new provisions of the Code will make it possible to encourage investment in fiber and accelerate the transition of households and businesses from the legacy copper network to the new infrastructure.
The co-investment offer concerns about 75% of the real estate units in the gray and black areas of the country and provides for the supply of wholesale access services to the Ftth network that can be used by operators with different technical solutions. The project is addressed to all market operators. The fiber network architecture that will be adopted is aimed at reconciling the objectives of efficiency and promotion of infrastructural competition between operators, simplifying, moreover, the migration processes of retail customers between different suppliers. Interested operators will be able to adhere to the co-investment also on geographical extensions of the territory more limited than the entire project also at the level of single municipality. In any case, the co-investment methods guarantee the widest possible possibility of participation by operators with different degrees of infrastructure or with different infrastructures in different geographical areas, including local operators.
TIM’s co-investment offer in FiberCop’s new fibre network (download).
Infrastructure services: these are access to pipes, mini-pipes and piling sections of the FiberCop network, which are available on the Italian territory to bind peripheral locations (of user or equipment) to upstream delivery nodes.
Copper and fiber access services: these are services of binding of end customers through passive solutions in copper or fiber, to allow the provision by the Operator for telephonic or data broadband and ultra-broadband (UltraBroadBand, UBB) services.
Premium fiber services: these are point-to-point passive copper or fiber optic connectivity solutions, with possible protection and route diversification, which allow the offering of dedicated bandwidth connectivity services with high levels of network availability and security.
These services are offered on the FiberCop network perimeter, which is shown in the figure.
General Counsel and Head of the Authority Regulatory Compliance Office
Giovanni Venditti, lawyer, is the General Counsel as well as the head of the Authority Regulatory Compliance Office of FiberCop S.p.A. and ensures the legal protection of the Company, compliance and management of relations with the relevant Authorities and Bodies, monitoring the compliance of business processes with the regulatory framework.
Previously, he held various roles with increasing responsibility in the Telecom Italia Group.
From 2019 until April 2021 he was responsible for “Legal Wholesale and Technology” of TIM.
From 2017 to 2019 he held the role of Head of “Legal & Regulatory Wholesale Infrastructures Network & Systems” of TIM.
Previously he was responsible for Litigation (civil, criminal, administrative) of Telecom Italia Group.
In the last years he has followed, from a legal point of view, strategic agreements such as those related to Inwit/Vodafone/TIM, Google/TIM and finally the Fibercop project.
He has managed national and international arbitrations of significant complexity.
He has been member of the board of directors of national companies of the Group (Flash Fiber) and member of the board of international companies (Mediterranean Nautilus) as well as secretary of the board of some subsidiaries of Telecom Italia.
Chief Financial Officer
From April 2021 Gabriele Mandurino acts as Chief Financial Officer of Fibercop.
He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and network infrastructure in an international environment, with a vision always focused on the creation of shareholder value and strategic decision making.
Prior to joining Fibercop, Gabriele contributed to the creation and development of Covage, a company owned by infrastructure funds, leader of independent operators in France in the construction, management and marketing of fiber access networks.
Previously, he held various roles in Corporate Finance, M&A/Strategy and Planning&Control; in particular, from 2008 to 2011, he was Director Planning & Control and Director Corporate Finance in Hansenet (a German-based company initially owned by Telecom Italia and later by Telefonica). From 2004, for about 4 years, he worked in Telecom Italia France as Director Planning & Control. From 2002 to 2004 he worked in Tiscali as Corporate Controller.
Chief Technology Officer
Francesco Di Perna, electronic engineer, is the Chief Technology Officer of FiberCop and ensures the planning, implementation, delivery and maintenance of the network, as well as the information technology activities of the Company.
Since 2018 he has held the role of Chief Technology Officer of Flash Fiber with similar responsibilities and before that in TIM, within the access network management, he was responsible for the delivery process, the management of national operations and the oversight of services and complex projects for retail and wholesale customers.
From 2012 to 2015 he worked in the territory and was responsible for creation, maintenance, delivery and assurance on the access network, managing about 5000 on field technicians. From 2008 to 2012 he was in charge of technical assistance for retail and wholesale customers, through front-end, back-office and specialized support activities carried out by about 3000 on line technicians.
In the previous years he worked in Customer Operation and participated in several start-ups, first as Head of Customer Care of Tin.it, Virgilio, Matrix and La7CartaPiù. He also worked for Telecom Italia as Customer Service and Sales Manager in the Branch offices of several Italian provinces.
Director of Marketing and Sales
Veneranda (Vanda) Di Foggia, electronic engineer, will hold from April 2021 the position of Director of Marketing and Sales with the responsibility to develop and manage the portfolio of Fibercop services for the wholesale market and to define the marketing strategies.
She has more than twenty years of experience in the telecommunications market, covering roles in different business sectors, starting from the technical area, up to assume increasing responsibilities in Marketing and Sales.
In 2001 she took part to the birth of the Wholesale commercial direction of TIM, gaining a great experience of the reference market, carrying out both design and engineering activities of new services, and marketing and sales. She was responsible for the “Marketing of Non-Regulated Services” sector, then for the “Connectivity and IP Services” sector, extending her responsibility to the development of the regulated offer for interconnection services and, finally, Sales Manager of the “Commercial Area Central South” sector.
She started his professional career in TIM in 1999, at the Network Division, with responsibilities related to the design of second and third generation mobile networks and then continued her technical experience in the start up of the fourth Italian mobile operator BLU.
Previously she carried out research and experimentation activities, aimed at the integration project of the ORBCOMM satellite system and the GSM cellular radio network, at the telecommunications company MCS Europe (Telespazio).
Responsible for the End to End Management
Antonella Collevecchio, graduated in economics and commerce, is responsible for the End to End Management of Fibercop and ensures the monitoring, the performance analysis of the processes of service delivery offered to the Operators and the related improvement plans, ensuring the interlocution with internal and external stakeholders.
Since February 2017 she has been responsible for the End to End Management function of Flash Fiber.
From 2007 to 2016 she was Head of Operators Relations and Wholesale Services in Fastweb S.p.a.
From 2003 to 2006 she was Project Manager in Ernst & Young S.p.a., a worldwide network of professional management consulting services, where she was responsible for managing consulting projects on models, systems, processes and governance in the Regulatory Affairs area.
From 2000 to 2002 she has participated in the start-up of Atlanet S.p.a., born from the Joint Venture between Acea S.P.A. and Telefonica of Spain, covering also the role of Manager of Business Development.
In the previous years she carried out activities of planning and control, industrial accounting and reporting, strategic planning, computer programming of statistical and econometric models for Telecom Italia S.p.A. and Finsiel S.p.A.
Responsible for the HR & General Services Function
Giovanna Abbate, with a degree in economics and commerce, is responsible for the HR & General Services function of FiberCop and ensures the management of human resources, the monitoring of prevention, safety and health of workers, as well as the management of purchasing processes and real estate activities.
Previously, she gained her experience in the different areas of the Human Resources & Organization Department.
Since 2013 she has been Business Partner of several TIM S.p.A. Staff, Business and Wholesale Departments both at territorial and General Management level. She manages for her partners the main HRO processes underlying to ensure a careful management of resources oriented to the criteria of listening, communication, engagement and development.
Since 1999 she has been involved in TIM in HR compensation with the aim of defining the remuneration architecture for company resources, designing managerial incentive systems (MBO and Stock Option Plans), as well as evaluating organizational roles in the face of restructuring/organizational changes. Previously she dealt with planning and labor costs.
Over the years she has taken part in several inter-functional projects in TIM, some of which aimed at improving corporate communication, harmonizing the application of benefits for the different companies of the Group, as well as supporting the functions in the implementation of actions aimed at customer satisfaction in the field of Customer Care.
Carlo Filangieri, an electronic engineer, has assumed the position of CEO of FiberCop in March 2021.
After starting his career in the engineering company STS, he gained a long and consolidated experience in the ICT sector in Italy and abroad.
From 2020 until March 2021 he led the Wholesale business area of TIM that supports in its business more than 400 operators on the Italian market selling services for about 1.9 billion euros.
In previous years he held top positions in the development and management of large infrastructures, including the responsibility of Open Access, a structure of 18,000 resources dedicated to the access network of TIM, where he gave a strong impetus to improving service levels, increasing productivity and extending fiber coverage of the country.
In the three-year period 2012-2014, as Chief Technical Officer of TIM Brasil, he launched the 4G mobile radio coverage of the South American country through one of the main Active Sharing projects in the world; he also developed the TIM Live fiber service in the main cities of Brazil.
From 2008 to 2011, within Shared Service Center, a company focused on IT services and Data Center management, he was responsible for the development of software and IT infrastructure, launching with his team the first Cloud Computing and Virtual Desktop projects in Italy.
He followed several M&A projects, including the spin-off of telecommunication towers in Brazil and the establishment of Flash Fiber, a joint venture between TIM and Fastweb, created for the development of fiber optics in the 29 main Italian cities, now merged into Fibercop.
He was a director of TIM Brasil from March 2020 to March 2021, of Flash Fiber from 2016 to March 2021 and of TN Fiber in 2011-2012.
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”.