SIRTI IN SICILY:
FIBRE, ULTRA BROADBAND, THE “CIRCUMETNEA” RAILWAY AND NEW ELECTRICITY LINES.
SICILY TOWARDS DIGITALISATION.
A meeting today with the Regional President, the Hon. Nello Musumeci.
An important investment plan for
the region’s technological development.
Palermo 18 April 2018 – A meeting was held this morning, at the Palazzo della Regione, between the Regional President, the Hon. Nello Musumeci and the Sirti CEO, Roberto Loiola. The two analysed the status of and the outlook for infrastructural and technological development with a consequential positive impact on employment within the Sicilian region.
Sicily plays an important role for Sirti which has invested, and will continue to invest, in resources to develop and modernise the region’s infrastructure. Sirti today employs 460 people in the region out of a total of 4,400 employees in the group, mainly based in Carini, Belpasso and Catania. Today Sirti operates both in the energy networks sector, by designing, building and maintaining low and medium voltage electricity lines, and in telecommunication networks through the implementation of fibre optic networks and the maintenance of copper access networks.
Of particular significance is the work carried out to build extra-urban telecommunication networks, which has been going on for some years now, up to the latest projects using fibre for FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) and FTTH (fibre to the home) for the main network operators to bring fibre coverage to customer homes in the main cities in the region as well as in the rest of the area. These last items are part of the Ultra Broadband project, which will enable the digitalisation of the Country System.
Sirti is also particularly active in modernising railway transport networks, having recently completed the executive design activities and the implementation of the extension to the “Circumetnea” railway network to the Catanella metropolitan line, from Borgo to Nesima.
Thanks to the multi-disciplinary skills, the know-how and the significant success stories, Sirti has put itself forward to be one of the technological players for future investments in the “Circumetnea” railway, in addition to development of the Messina-Catania-Palermo route in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, and is ready to take on other development opportunities in the sectors in which the company operates, such as multi-utilities and the IoT.
In terms of ICT solutions for the Public Administration, Sirti makes its skills available to support Administrative Bodies in the process of digitising their services offered to citizens, enabling new solutions to improve mobility and, generally, in supporting the adoption of the “smart city” paradigm.
With the aim of supporting the adoption of new technologies and new digital skills, and as part of its social responsibility, Sirti participated today in the inauguration of new digital infrastructure at the “Sperone-Pertini” state comprehensive school in Palermo, where the company handled the wiring of the buildings (7 complexes and more than 1000 students), the infrastructure for the fibre connection and Wi-Fi wireless coverage of the district.
“We are proud to be able to contribute to the technological innovation in Sicily, as part of the broader framework of digitalising the entire country” said Roberto Loiola, CEO at Sirti, and he added: “Innovating in transportation networks, telecommunication networks and energy networks means being able to offer better services and bringing digitalisation to everyone’s daily life. Sirti has always played the role of the enabler of technological innovation in the country’s infrastructure.”