Mediterranean Sea represents the main node for telecommunication worldwide, a crossroads of infrastructures that connects Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. In this context, geography has granted to Italy, and specifically to Sicily, a privileged position, in the heart of this crucial area. However, until now these potentialities have not been fully exploited, both for the lack of suitable land infrastructures able to handle the traffic transmitted by undersea cables, and for the absence of free competition.
The Open Hub Med project, that VueTel decided to launch together with other nine companies, wants to reverse this trend and to grant to Italy a pivotal role in the business area of TLC. In order to do this, it aims to realize in Palermo-Carini a neutral and open technological platform that offers to international operators of telecommunications expanded routes and an improvement in quality and in competitiveness of services, in synergy with pre-existing structures: in particular, the hub of Marseilles.