The Enel Corporation, a multinational Italian power company active in the energy production and distribution industries as well as in the natural gas distribution. Melita is a multi-play provider that provides cable, mobile telephone, broadband internet, and fixed-line phone services.
Enel’s domestic customers will add FTTH to their current electricity and gas supplies for 27 euro per month from Thursday onwards with Melita’s launch of Enel in Fibra. According to Melita, the product provides up to 1 Gbps download and upload speeds of up to 300 Mbps.
Enel Energia has more than 12 million residential and business customers and is an energy-giant company in the domestic Italian industry. Enel, together with the CDP, is a participant in the Open-Fiber project. Last year, Telecom Italia signed a disclosure agreement with the couple to enter into negotiations on how Telecom Italia and Open Fiber networks could converge to create a single fiber infrastructure in Italy.
“A high-speed internet link allows customers to take full advantage of smart home technologies and energy sector digitalization. Through this partnership with the telecom industry, Melita Italia, will offer customers a third product which becomes central to daily life, “said Nicola Lanzetta, Italy’s market leader at ENEL.
“It is a very optimistic Melita deal, which enables us to integrate our range of services, exclusively in the fiber internet market, with light and gas services of Italy’s principal provider, said Riccardo Ruggiero, Executive President Melita Italia. This collaboration can also provide an incentive to develop FTTH technology in Italy, which continues to grow but does not reach other Europeans.
Harald Roesch, CEO at Melita, says: “With the integration of Gigabit broadband internet with mesh WiFi technology, Melita Italia brings new technologies to Italy’s broadband market. We will successfully market the products of Melita Italia to Enel Energia customers in Italy with our new partnership.