Private Customers

Our Company takes care of connecting houses, through the fibre optic network (FTTH), to our partners’ network hubs, in order to allow the use of the service through the TLC Operators.

Fibre Optic at your service

The arrival of the FiberCop network will allow the citizens to be able to permanently use enhanced connection services:
  • high download speeds, to download even very big files in a very short time
  • high upload speeds, for example to send large attachments without having to use compression or other methods
  • stability and speed for video streaming, to watch films, tv series and even other content without annoying pauses and with 4k and 8k resolution
  • videogames or videocalls: you can complete a whole online game session or a very long conversation without audio delays or any problems with the video stream.

As well as guaranteeing exceptional performances in the everyday tasks like distance learning and smart working.

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How does fibre optic work?

Since it is a state of the art and advanced technology, fibre optic has a rather complex operating mechanism, however we can investigate the salient aspects together. Using simple words without too much technical jargon.

 

 

First of all fibre optic gets its name because it consists of a series of filaments divided into an inner transparent section and an external opaque one capable of reflecting light. The fibre optic cables are made of silicon or plastic polymers.

 

 

The transparent filaments of the fibre optic are very thin, slightly thicker than a hair, and for this reason are extremely delicate, so much so that they are often interwoven with wires of other materials.

 

 

Thanks to a complex system of refractions, the fibre optic cables manage to transport the data through light signals that rebound quickly for long distances to reach the devices we have in our pockets or on the desk.

 

Optimising performances

FTTH technology connections allow us to achieve connection performances of up to 1 Gigabit per second, both in upload and download, guaranteed up to the modem.

 

If you connect in WiFi, in order to be able to exploit the maximum transmission capacity wherever you are in your house, it is recommended that you follow some simple tips:

  • make sure that other radio devices do not interfere with the signal of the modem (for example some signal disturbances may occur because of the presence of other WiFi modems in the vicinity or of bluetooth devices)
  • make sure that the FTTH modem/router is positioned “centrally” in the house; this positioning will make it easier for the signal to propagate. This will guarantee a better reception of the WIFI signal by each device.
  • if the FTTH modem/router cannot be positioned in this way, it is recommended that a WiFi Access Point be used in the rooms where the WiFi signal is weakest (or repeaters if the house is on several floors).

These operations will guarantee a better quality in the use of the services in each room of the house.

However, if you connect from your PC/Mac using a LAN cable, you are reminded that high speed data exchange can only be achieved with latest generation devices because high calculation potential and speed of data processing is required, for instance:

  • Processor: 64 bit, Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB (Recommended 8 GB)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later

If you are restructuring/building your home, it might be worthwhile carrying out some modifications to improve performance quality when using streaming services and in general in order to exploit all the advanced connection services:

 

  • Create a cableway that makes it easy to run fibre cables to the place where you want to position the WiFi modem
  • Make sure that this place is easily accessible and has electric sockets (if necessary put a network switch next to the router as well);
  • If you want all the rooms of your house to be reached by the LAN cable, guaranteeing a better performance than WiFi, prepare a cableway for each room for passing the cable and then lay a LAN cable in each cableway, to the modem (particularly on each socket where there is a TV)
  • In the most distant rooms you can also connect an access point to increase the WiFi coverage

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Giovanni Venditti

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.

Gabriele Mandurino

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.

Francesco Di Perna

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.

Veneranda Di Foggia

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).

Antonella Collevecchio

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.

Giovanna Abbate

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

CEO

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

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”.