Italy network plan tipped to hit EU headwinds


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first_img European Commission (EC) regulators were rumoured to be against a plan to create a single fibre network in Italy majority owned by Telecom Italia, Bloomberg reported, the latest hurdle against an initiative besieged by disagreements since inception.The news website’s sources said EC competition officials were concerned the move would create a monopoly controlled by one of the country’s major communications companies.Although the EC is monitoring the situation, the proposal is yet to be formally submitted to the authority because details are still being finalised at a national level.The creation of a single fibre provider in the country supplying services on a wholesale basis is a long-term project seen by Italy’s authorities as a way of improving broadband infrastructure. It is set to comprise assets from Telecom Italia and smaller rival Open Fiber.However, the project faced opposition and disagreements from a number of parties. Up to last month detractors included Telecom Italia which clashed with the country on its shareholding and ultimate control of the newly-formed company.Earlier this month Telecom Italia announced a preliminary agreement on the government’s plan, with it holding more than 50 per cent of the equity in the venture. The announcement came alongside confirmation of details of the operator’s plan to spin-off fixed assets into FiberCop. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot European CommissionItalyTelecom Italia Author Home Italy network plan tipped to hit EU headwinds Previous ArticleFacebook researches AR glasses, forges Ray-Ban dealNext ArticleChipmakers seek Huawei waivers as ban hits Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Tags Telecom Italia bets on long-term renewable energy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 SEP 2020 Chris Donkin last_img

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