Telecom Italia’s FiberCop secures new partner

Telecom italia (TIM Group) fibre infrastructure operator FiberCop has signed an agreement with internet service provider Netoip that will see the fibre-to-the-home access market developed through Netoip’s involvement in the FiberCop network co-investment project. On the basis of the agreement, Netoip will use the fibre optic secondary access network up to FiberCop’s homes to develop FTTH in nine municipalities […]

Vivendi ‘open’ to TIM network carve out

Vivendi has indicated that it may be open to the Italian state taking control of Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network infrastructure, a likely preliminary to the acquisition of TIM by US-based private equity outfit KKR. A Vivendi spokesperson told La Repubblica newspaper that the French company was interested in any outcome that promoted the efficiency of […]

Telecom Italia agrees to create single national fibre infrastructure

Telecom Italia’s (TIM) board has approved an agreement with private equity outfit KKR Infrastructure and Swisscom-owned service provider Fastweb and a letter of intent with CDP Equity to create a single combined fibre network in Italy. As part of a complex weave of transactions, TIM, KKR Infrastructure and Fastweb will create a new company into […]