- Enel Energia’s customers will be able to combine a high-speed FTTH technology connection to their electricity or gas supply contract
Rome, December 20th, 2019 - Enel Energia and Melita Italia have signed a partnership to offer new services to domestic customers, who will be able to combine the supply of electricity and gas with a fiber connection using FTTH (Fiber To The Home) technology. The collaboration between the two companies brings together the capillarity and quality of Enel Energia's service with the technology of Melita Italia.
Through this agreement, Enel Energia is the only point of reference for electricity, gas and fiber, allowing internet service to be included in the same bill and making the usual assistance channels available to customers also for connection requests. Melita Italia will supply the service through the high-speed Fiber To The Home technology, using only the optical fiber to the homes and ensuring better connection stability. The first offer born of the collaboration, "Enel in Fibra by Melita", will be launched on January 9th, 2020.
"High-speed connection is an enabling factor to fully benefit from smart home innovations and the advantages that derive from the digitization of the energy sector," said Nicola Lanzetta, Enel's Head of Market Italy. "Thanks to this collaboration with a partner like Melita, which has a consolidated experience in the telecommunications sector, we will provide customers with a third commodity that is taking on an increasingly central role in daily operations."
Riccardo Ruggiero, Executive President of Melita Italia, said: "This is a very positive agreement for Melita, which allows us to combine our offer, exclusively in fiber optics, to the homes (Fiber To The Home), to the light and gas services of the main Italian player. This partnership can also be a stimulus for the further development of FTTH technology in Italy, which today is constantly growing but not yet in line with other European countries."
"Enel in Fibra by Melita" will offer a connection up to 1 Gigabit per second in download and 300 Megabit per second in upload for 27 euros per month; this cost will be charged directly to Enel Energia's electricity or gas bill to which the internet service will be associated.
Enel Energia is the Group company that operates in the free market, with over 12 million customers, including residential and business. Its offer is wide and flexible, a wide range of light and gas offers designed to meet every consumption need of families, companies, professionals, condominiums and public administrations.
Melita Italia operates on the Italian market with an Ultralarga Bandwidth offer using exclusively FTTH. It is 100% owned by Melita Ltd, a company founded in 1992 and market leader in Malta in the provision of internet, TV, fixed and mobile telephony services for retail and business customers. Melita Ltd is a full digital company, has a national gigabit network, latest-generation data centers and is the first operator in Europe to have completed a national 5G-ready network.