Ithel’s story began in the 1980s, when its founder, Henrico Locatelli, decided to return from Belgium, where he lived and managed the country’s traffic light network, to his homeland in Friuli. A terrible earthquake had just struck the region, and Henrico was determined to contribute his experience as an electrician in the effort to rebuild his land.
For several years, his work proceeded thanks to contracts received from other companies. His work as an electrician was his primary and most important occupation. But a turning point was on the horizon. The telephony market was liberalised in the early 1990s, which broke open the markets’ accumulated demand.