The Company was founded in 2005 with the aim of bridging the digital divide in Cilento (Salerno district) through wireless technology. From being a single-product operator, the company soon began to decline the philosophy that inspired its own name "Convergenze" and applied for General Authorisation to offer Fixed Telephony services to the public as a telecommunications operator, first local, then regional and, since 2015, national, characterising its offer with a Voice+Data bundle. Today, it operates with all the different access technology, in wholesale on other operators' networks, but especially with FTTH GPON and Wireless UWA technology on proprietary networks. In order to implement the fibre-optic network, Convergenze has held the General Authorisation for the implementation of Electronic Communication networks throughout the country since the end of 2014.
Convergenze has later diversified its service activities, in 2015, by approaching the energy and natural gas market. Initially it operated as a reseller, until becoming a Dispatching Operator at the end of 2017.
Planning, R&D and trainings are the main tools in which the company continuously invests for new innovation, while pursuing its business model which is inspired by the "green practices". In the Energy field, the company has chosen to sell and supply only energy from 100% renewable sources and has heavily invested in setting up charging stations for electric cars, EVO (Electric Vehicles Only), encouraging sustainable mobility.
In the basement there is the data centre, with an equipped space of 20 Racks, and an available space of 60, a 400KvA redundant UPS (expandable to 800), a 70kW double cooling circuit, a 450kW generator, 50gbps connectivity, which is a candidate to be one of the largest, most advanced and powerful in Southern Italy. The data centre will host advanced virtualisation services bundled on the market with the FTTH network (ultrabroadband up to 300mbps) and a European network with a very high number of interconnections. This will help us win the competitive challenge against international players like Amazon, OVH, Aruba and Linode.
This particular technology, in addition of guaranteeing high productivity, allows an easier integration with the architectural lines of the building, in full respect with the environment: high technology and landscape integration.
Convergenze S.p.A. Società Benefit's Internet Network has a constant daily growth. Today our NOC in Capaccio is bound with multiple connections to Rome at the NaMeX site (200gbps), to Milan at MIX (200gbps) and to Bari at the NaMeX site (100gbps). Rome is our strategic hub where, in addition of purchasing transit from GTT (10gbps), Cogent (10gbps) and Lumen (10gbps), we also reach the European interchange centres AMS-IX (5gbps), LINX (2.5gbps) and FranceIX in Paris (2gbps). In Milan, in addition of having a network load balancer connected with Rome, we reach the NETIX network (5gbps) and the DE_CIX interchange points in Frankfurt (2gbps), ANY2 in Los Angeles (1gbps), HKIX in Hong Kong (1gbps) and in San Paolo, Brazil (1gbps). Convergenze's capillary presence throughout Europe has made it the second most interconnected network in Italy and among the top 20 in the world, with approximately 3200 adjacencies. Since 2013, our President Rosario Pingaro has been a member of the Board of Directors of the NaMeX Consortium, Italy's second NAP, and since 2021 he has also been its Vice-President. At the same level, Convergenze's network has undergone no minor changes in offering fixed voice services, and it is now based on a dual architecture: TDM SS7 and ITC-IP, which is a derivation from the SIP VoIP technology. There are 17 interconnection points with TIM's Voice Network and they reach all 16 Gateway Areas, with the result of a full national coverage. The following OPBs (Optical Packet Backbone) are linked to the network of Convergenze: Rome, Pescara, Brescia, Nola, Ancona, Florence, Perugia, Milan, Bari, Palermo, Bologna, Genoa, Turin, Como, Venice, Verona and Naples.
These achievements provide our customers with an ever-increasing quality of service and the certainty that we can serve them throughout the Country.