Vodafone Italy Bridges the Digital Gap: Connecting Bobbio to Ultra-Broadband Network

Vodafone Italy Bridges the Digital Gap: Connecting Bobbio to Ultra-Broadband Network

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Italy, in collaboration with INWIT, has undertaken a significant project to bring high-speed internet to the small Italian town of Bobbio, nestled in the Emilia-Romagna region. With a population of 3,500 residents, Bobbio has historically faced limited internet access, hindering both residents and local businesses. Through this initiative, Vodafone is not only closing the digital divide between urban and rural areas but also setting the stage for a more connected and prosperous future for Bobbio. The improved connectivity not only enhances everyday life by enabling services like remote learning and video streaming but also strengthens social connections by improving the quality of voice calls. By employing Big Data solutions to monitor network performance, Vodafone ensures consistent connectivity and identifies areas for improvement, safeguarding the town’s digital future. Mayor Roberto Pasquali highlights the importance of advanced communication networks in attracting families and businesses, thereby revitalizing the local economy and ensuring Bobbio’s long-term attractiveness. This project exemplifies Vodafone’s commitment to extending mobile broadband networks to rural areas, ensuring connectivity for all.

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 17-May-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Bobbio is a small Italian town with a population of 3,500 residents, located in Northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It’s historically had very limited access to internet services. Vodafone Italy has worked with INWIT, Italy’s leading tower operator, to connect this community to our mobile ultra-broadband network system.

Closing the digital divide

The project is helping to overcome the digital divide between Italian cities and towns. Everyone in Bobbio can benefit from the improved connectivity, from residents and local businesses to tourists paying a visit.

Digital services that can often be taken for granted in better connected areas, from remote learning to video streaming, can now be enjoyed at a wider scale across Bobbio. The quality of voice calls has also dramatically increased, helping to connect families and friends with people outside the area.

In addition to setting up the network, Vodafone is using Big Data solutions to monitor the performance of the network. This ensures that connectivity is consistent and that any areas of improvement are identified.

Safeguarding the future

As well as helping to modernise how people in the town live and work today, the network sets up Bobbio for a brighter future.

“Advanced communication networks are essential for the development of the services necessary to revive our mountains and valleys with remote work, and provide greater safety for citizens and tourists. In turn, this guarantees Bobbio’s attractiveness as a location for families and businesses,” said local mayor Roberto Pasquali.

Bobbio is one of many small towns Vodafone is helping to enter the digital connectivity era. We aim to continually support the adoption of mobile broadband networks in rural areas, to keep all our customers connected.

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