Open Fiber


Telecom Italia moves towards Open Fiber talks

Telecom Italia (TIM) has revealed that it has signed a non-disclosure agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Enel with a view to starting talks about the possible sale of its fibre network. The discussions will centre around the potential integration of TIM’s fibre network with the Open Fiber infrastructure, owned by CDP and […]

TIM board approves talks with Open Fiber for possible sale of network

Telecom Italia’s (TIM) board has approved a new strategic plan that includes the opening of discussions with wholesale fibre network provider Open Fiber, with “all possible options” including a sale of the TIM network, on the table. CEO Luigi Gubitosi presented the three-year plan, which was accepted by the board with two abstentions. TIM said […]

Malta’s Melita hires former Telecom Italia chief to launch service in Italy

Maltese cable operator Melita is to provide broadband services in Italy over the Open Fiber wholesale network and has hired former Telecom Talia CEO Riccardo Ruggiero to head up its efforts in the country. Melita Italia will kick off its high-speed broadband offering in April, using the Open Fiber network to provide services in Catania, […]

Mediaset combines pay TV activity with Sky in wide-ranging deal

Mediaset has struck a wide-ranging pay TV deal with Sky that puts a likely end to long-running speculation about a rapprochement with Vivendi. The deal announced at the end of last week will see Sky make nine cinema and TV series channels from Mediaset Premium available to its satellite customers at no additional charge, along […]

Sky Italia to launch fibre offering

Sky Italia has struck a long-term deal to launch a fibre-only broadband service from next year in partnership with Open Fiber. Sky said the agreement would drive growth in pay TV services alongside fibre. The broadband offering will be available alongside Sky’s existing services. The agreement with Open Fiber will give Sky access to a […]

Report: Sky plans high-speed Italian broadband service

Sky is reportedly planning to offer a high-speed broadband service in Italy in a bid to compete with the likes of Telecom Italia. According to Bloomberg, the pay TV operator is in partnership talks with network operator Open Fiber about launching the service, which would let Sky offer multi-play TV, broadband and phone offerings in […]