Iliad Italia teams up with Fastweb for FTTH

Iliad Group’s Italian unit and Swisscom-owned Italian service provider Fastweb have signed an agreement under which Fastweb will provide iliad wholesale access to its FTTH network, enabling it to offer ultra high-speed broadband to users across Italy.

The deal adds to iliad’s portfolio of wholesale agreements for fibre coverage and further consolidates its presence in the FTTH connectivity market in Italy, the company said.

The Fastweb initiative and agreements with other operators should, by the beginning of 2023, enable Iliad to offer ultra-fast broadband to over 10 million housing units.

The company said that the agreement is a further step in its ambitious investment plan in telecommunication infrastructure and confirms its commitment to offer its users state-of-the-art technologies.

Fastweb has also added a major customer to its wholesale portfolio. To date, the number of customers accessing networks via the wholesale division has exceeded 400,000 units, marking an increase of more than 100% compared to the previous year.

The FTTH broadband network that Fastweb makes available to other operators in wholesale mode should cover over 14.5 million homes  across the country by 2025..

“Our goal is to offer our users the best fibre connectivity service in ever larger areas of the country. The agreement with Fastweb is an important step in this direction , and we can only be very satisfied,” said Benedetto Levi, CEO of Iliad.

Alberto Calcagno, Fastweb CEO said: “With this agreement Fastweb strengthens its strategy of presence in the wholesale market for ultra-broadband connectivity. In addition to providing ultra-broadband services to families and businesses, we make our excellent infrastructure available to other operators to accelerate the spread of ultra-broadband services in all areas of the country. We are proud that iliad, which recently launched its services in the fixed line segment, has decided to rely on our network and our technological know-how “.

Iliad Italia launched fixed-line services last year after its rapid expansion in mobile, where it has played the role of disruptive new entrant.

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