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 ten 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.
Fastweb network infrastructure is 56,000 kilometers long and stretches throughout the country with metropolitan fiber-optic infrastructures (MAN) in more than 1000 cities. Since the year of its foundation in 1999, the company has laid down over 4 million kilometers of fiber optic, investing more than 10 billion euros.
Thanks to the expansion of the ultra broadband network, Fastweb today reaches a total of 22 million homes and businesses, of which 8 with a proprietary infrastructure through Fiber-to-the-Home technology (fiber to the home) with speed connection up to 1 Gigabit or Fiber-to-the-Node (fiber to the node) with speeds up to 200 Megabits per second.
Fastweb reaches 4 million households and businesses in 30 cities with FttH technology (Milan, Rome, Turin, Naples, Genoa, Bari, Bologna and through Flash Fiber, the joint venture established in August 2016 with TIM also in Palermo, Florence, Verona, Parma, Pescara, Modena, Bergamo, Brescia, Venice, Catania, Messina, Padua, Trieste, Reggio Calabria, Monza, Salerno, Trento, Perugia, Prato, Casalecchio di Reno, Ancona, Reggio nell'Emilia, San Lazzaro di Savena) where it offers connections up to 2.5 Gigabits per second in download and up to 300 Megabits per second in upload.
Furthermore, over 100 cities have been reached by a fiber optic network with connections up to 1 Gigabit per second in download.
Through Ultra FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) technology that combines the power of fiber with the flexibility of mobile, Fastweb today reaches over 130 cities located in less served areas with connections up to 1 Gigabit per second.
By the end of 2021, 500 municipalities will be reached by Gigabit connectivity, while by 2024 the locations covered will be 2,000, bringing ultra-broadband coverage to 12 million households and businesses in the white and grey areas of the country.
With its fiber-optic network, Fastweb connects more than 2,000 telephone exchanges spread across the country, reaching more than 90% of the population and thus offering homes and businesses quality connections up at least 100 Megabit per second.
In addition, Fastweb has a fiber-optic infrastructure in over 1,100 Italian municipalities which offers next-generation connectivity and value-added services with dedicated connections at very high transmission speed to business and public administrations.
Check here the cities reached and the connection technologies
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 services for its customers. Two years later, in July 2019 Fastweb officially became the fifth Italian mobile operator following the release of the relative general authorization by the Ministry of Economic Development. The company thus consolidates its position as a convergent operator by completing the transition from MVNO to a mobile infrastructure player with the aim of creating, starting from 2020, a 5G mobile network thanks to the acquisition of frequencies and the co-investment agreement signed at the end of June with Wind Tre.
With the 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 1 Gbps per second in download and 75 Mbps in upload.
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.