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Italy mulling broadband consortium to accelerate rollout - report

Friday 23 April 2021 | 13:55 CET | News
A number of key coalition figures from Italy's ruling parties have suggested setting up a consortium of telecom operators with a view to speeding up the rollout fibre-optic infrastructure across the country, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. The scheme is considered a way of preventing infrastructure rollout and a faster alternative to the delayed plan to merge the fixed network assets of wholesale provider Open Fiber, owned by state lender CDP and utility Enel, with those of Telecom Italia (TIM).

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Companies: Open Fiber / Telecom Italia / TIM
Countries: Italy
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