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Telecom Italia 'forces' competition into FTTH intiative

Thursday 6 May 2010 | 14:00 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
FastWeb, Wind and Vodafone Italia have partnered to develop a next-generation broadband network in 15 Italian cities, Dow Jones reports. The operators would invest EUR 2.5 billion in the network open to other services providers, including incumbent Telecom Italia. The three operators are expected to announce the plan on 7 May. If the report is correct, this is likely an open FTTH network. This may be a point-to-point network, rather than a PON network, in order to ensure it's open. Cooperation among the three main challengers on the Italian market is a welcome development. Telecom Italia

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Companies: Fastweb / Telecom Italia / Vodafone Italia / Wind
Countries: Italy
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