TIM recently presented its vision for the future of network infrastructure at the TIM HiTech 'Tomorrow Telco: focus Italia' event. Led by the CEO, TIM's ambitious plan revolves around transforming the network into an open platform named Network as a Service (NaaS). According to the official release, this paradigm shift aims to accelerate technological advancements and facilitate new business models for the telecommunications industry.
By collaborating closely with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, TIM intends to expedite the deployment of innovative digital services and solutions.
During the event, TIM showcased its technological developments, including advancements in Edge Cloud, 5G Stand Alone, high-speed fibre connectivity offering speeds of up to 50 Gbps, and cutting-edge quantum technologies for enhanced cybersecurity.
Empowering Developers with the NaaS Model
The Network as a Service initiative embraced by TIM envisages the network becoming an open and flexible platform that engages key stakeholders in the sector. This model allows developers, ranging from established hyper scalers to agile startups, to create and offer novel digital services in the market, benefiting citizens, businesses, and public administration.
TIM said by utilising API Networks, which facilitate data exchange between different applications and services, it plans to bring the intelligence of the network and Clouds to every corner of the country, leveraging its extensive exchanges strategically located throughout Italy.
TIM aims to enhance the value of its exchanges by integrating them with the Cloud, creating an immersive Edge Cloud Continuum experience for its customers.
Collaboration with Sparkle: Expanding NaaS Internationally
By leveraging the partnership with Sparkle, TIM's subsidiary specialising in international services, the NaaS model can expand beyond national borders, TIM said.
By integrating TIM's network infrastructure with Sparkle's resources, including underwater cables, key hubs in Milan and Sicily, and international Points of Presence (PoPs), the collaboration positions them as a prominent infrastructural bridge within the Mediterranean region.
This strategic alliance sets the stage for offering international Network as a Service solutions, connecting vital hubs in the Middle East, United States, and Europe.