Fastweb is one of the main telecommunications operators in Italy, with one of the most extensive full IP next-generation fibre-optic networks in Italy. Since it was founded in 1999, the company has invested more than nine billion euros in its landline network infrastructure as a factor to enable it to provide converging ultra-broadband services that are characterised by speed, quality and reliability.
The Fastweb network is 45,600 kilometres long and stretches throughout Italy
Fastweb's fibre-optic network currently reaches around 7.9 million homes and businesses with Fibre-to- the-Home or Fibre-to- the-Cabinet technology. By 2020, with its ultra broadband network, Fastweb will reach 13 million homes (in other words 50% of the population of Italy), five million of which with FttH technology and a speed of up to 1 Gigabit per second and eight million with FttCab technology and a speed of up to 200 Megabits per second.
Fastweb reaches 2.7 million homes and businesses in 12 cities directly with its FttH technology network, which allows connections of up to 1 Giga in download and 200 Megabytes in upload.
The cities reached directly with FttH technology are Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin, Genoa, Bologna and Bari while Perugia, Palermo, Catania, Venice and Padua were reached in 2017 by the network created by Flash Fiber, the joint venture between Fastweb and TIM, set up in August 2016 with an aim to bring fibre optic to homes in 29 cities. Three million new FttH connections will be created by 2020 by Flash Fibre.
In 2018 1 Gigabyte connections will be available in 18 new Italian cities that will be reached in FttH by Flash Fibre.
Fastweb reaches 5.2 million homes and businesses with FttCab connections in 130 cities, with connections up to 200 Megabits per second. Now cities will be covered in 2018.
Thanks to the investments for the strengthening of the network carried out in 2017, Fastweb has further increased the coverage of 200 Megabytes connections. At the end of the year a further 6.8 million families and businesses will be reached by the service, bringing coverage to a total of 12 million.
With its fibre-optic network, Fastweb connects more than 1,700 exchanges spread across the Italian regions and provinces, reaching more than 50% of the population and thus offering homes and businesses quality connections up 20 Megabits.
At the beginning of 2017, Fastweb completed the transition to Full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Full MVNO) by means of an agreement with Tim to guarantees greater quality, broader network coverage and access to cutting-edge 4G and 4G Plus services for its customers.
With the new 4G Fastweb SIM, Fastweb provides a mobile network coverage among the best in Italy. It is possible to navigate in 4G with speeds up to 150 Megabit per second in download and 50 Mbps in upload in 7,201 Italian cities, reaching about 97,7% of the population. Moreover, in 1,314 Municipalities, of which 119 are large cities, it is already possible to surf in 4GPlus with speeds up to 225 Mbps in download. The 4GPlus coverage up to 300 Mega is available in 90 municipalities, of which 18 large cities.
Fastweb’s mobile service allows to watch HD video streaming, download and share even faster videos, photos and multimedia contents on social networks and try a unique navigation experience.