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Italian single broadband network plan 'a giant step backward' - Read

Friday 11 September 2020 | 11:34 CET | News
Vodafone group CEO Nick Read has described the Italian government's single network plan as a possible "return to a monopoly... that would be a giant step backward", undermining years of progress in promoting competition and investment. At the end of last month, Telecom Italia (TIM) announced an agreement to merge its landline network with Open Fiber to create an entity called AccessCo in which it will retain a majority stake by abiding to strict governance rules. However, in an article in Politico, Read said the plans are tantamount to an effective renationalisation and re-monopolisation that

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Open Fiber / Telecom Italia / TIM / Vodafone Group / Vodafone Italia
Countries: Italy
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