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Vodafone, Wind and Metroweb to build Italian fibre network

Vodafone logoVodafone and Vimpelcom-owned Italian mobile operator Wind have reportedly signed an agreement with broadband firm Metroweb to build a fibre-optic network in Italy. 

According to a Reuters report, Metroweb, which is partly owned by the Italian state, will act as a “building block” for the multi-billion euro plan – which will take place independent of Telecom Italia’s planned network upgrade plans.

Details of the broadband plan are expected to be outlined in the coming days, with the scale and the timeframe for the project not yet clear, said Reuters.