Italy’s Fastweb moves to next-gen BSS and support from Netcracker
Netcracker Technology reports that Fastweb, an Italian telecommunications operator and part of the Swisscom Group, has renewed its contract to facilitate an upgrade to Netcracker Digital BSS and extend its use of Netcracker Support & Maintenance.
With 2.7 million wireline customers and 1.9 million mobile customers, Fastweb has developed a national fibre optic network infrastructure of 50,500 kilometres with over 4 million kilometers of fibre reaching 22 million customers, 8 million of which are through a proprietary network with connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This will be expanded with 5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) technology, bringing the number of households and businesses reached to 16 million by 2025.
Netcracker Digital BSS helps transform operator environments into 5G-ready, cloud-native digital ecosystems that support new lines of business, cloud applications and virtualised services. When combined with Netcracker Support & Maintenance professional services, operators gain optimal business performance and outcomes while greatly reducing the risk of running and maintaining complex systems.
Fastweb offers a wide range of fixed and mobile voice and data services to consumers and businesses from start-ups and small and medium enterprises to large corporations and the public sector, including advanced telecommunication and ICT services, such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and unified communications.
“Fastweb is an innovative operator that has brought new thinking and approaches to the market,” says Benedetto Spaziani, regional vice president at Netcracker. “Our ongoing partnership allows us to help expand Fastweb’s service offerings as it rolls out 5G in the near future. We appreciate the trust Fastweb continues to place in Netcracker and look forward to a long-lasting alliance.”