Iliad closes in on 10m milestone in Italy

Iliad Telecom has said it is close to passing the milestone of passing 10 million homes with fibre in Italy.

One year after the launch of the Iliad FTTH offer in the country, Iliad says it is closing in on the 10 million homes milestone

Iliad has been able to expand its fibre network rapidly thanks to an agreement signed with Swisscom-owned rival Fastweb for access to its wholesale FTTH network.

Iliad will guarantee new users on the Fastweb wholesale network download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 500 Mbps through its FTTH GPON network technology.

In Italy Iliad is charging €19.99 per month for fibre to its mobile users and a one-off €39.99 installation cost.

Users get the Iliadbox Wi-Fi 6, a router made by iliad, designed and tested to last 10 years, with Wi-Fi download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, on loan for free use, and u nlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in Italy and to landlines in more than 60 countries around the world.

Iliad, which operates as Free in France and also operates fixed, mobile and TV services in Poland, turned in revenues of €2.2 billion for the quarter to March, up 8% year-on-year,

Organic revenues in France were up 7.6% while Italy was up 12.6% and sales in Poland grew by 7.3%.

In Italy, Iliad Italia added 282,000 net new mobile customers and 22,000 fixed broadband customer in the quarter.

Iliad  launched its fixed-line proposition in Italy under the Iliadbox brand in January of last year.

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