Telecom Italia


TIM chief pours cold water on potential Mediaset stake in fibre network

Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Luigi Gubitosi has dampened expectations that Mediaset might take a stake in the new Italian single fibre network operator announced last week. Speaking at the Ambrosetti Forum even in Cernobbio, Gubitosi said that expressions of interest from third parties would be “evaluated” but that the advantages of a content company participating […]

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 […]

Italian court rejects Vivendi move to overturn restriction on Mediaset stake

Vivendi has suffered a setback on one front in its ongoing legal war with Mediaset, after the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR) rejected an attempt to overturn regulator AGCOM’s ruling that its ownership stake in Mediaset is in breach of the country’s controversial TUSMAR law against holding simultaneous stakes in media and telecom companies. The […]

Italian fibre network must be independent from operators says Enel CEO

Any single ultra-fast fibre network in Italy must be operated independently, believes the CEO of multinational energy company Enel. According to news agency Reuters, the Enel chief exec Francesco Starace called on any fibre network to be run independently from groups selling services to clients. Speaking on Thursday to Corriere TV, Starace was asked about […]

Telecom Italia names new head of procurement

Telecom Italia (TIM) has named Nicola Grassi as head of procurement. Grassi, who will report to CEO Luigi Gubitosi, will be responsible for group-level oversight of vendor assessment and management of procurement processes, monitoring markets for the purchase of products and services, and ensuring overall optimisation of requirements, operating and financial results. Grassi comes to […]

Vivendi in legal move to unblock voting rights ahead of Mediaset EGM

Vivendi has asked an Italian regional administrative court (TAR) to unblock voting rights on the two thirds of its stake in Mediaset held by a trust ahead of Mediaset’s crucial shareholders’ EGM on Friday. The French media outfit last week asked the TAR to suspend a ruling by regulator AGCOM that prevents it from exercising […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with DAZN 

Telecom Italia (TIM) and sports streaming outfit DAZN have struck an agreement that will give TIM customers access to DAZN’s content through dedicated offers.  The partnership builds on TIM’s strategy of establishing itself as a leading aggregator of content in Italy, with a sports offering that includes national and international football alongside other sports.  From […]

Telecom Italia reorganises technology and innovation team

Telecom Italia (TIM) has made a series of changes to its technology and innovation team, creating a chief innovation and partnership office headed by Elisabetta Romano, responsible for the group’s technological positioning on innovation and for the medium/long-term development strategy, as well as maximising the value of partnerships and alliances with major Italian and international […]

Telecom Italia names Rossi as new chairman

Telecom Italia has named Salvatore Rossi as the company’s new chairman, replacing Fulvio Conti. The telco said it had granted Rossi the powers of chairman including the right to take part in the company’s strategic committee. Conti resigned in September in a move that is seen as potentially smoothing the way for an agreement between […]

Telecom Italia adds Chili to TIMVision menu

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck a deal with Italian video-on-demand service Chili to bring the latter’s offering to TIMVision customers via their set-top boxes. TIMVision customers will be able to access the Chili catalogue and choose from a range of titles including, newly released movies at discounted rates that can be paid direct via their […]

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