Telecom Italia

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 […]

Telecom Italia chair Conti resigns

Fulvio Conti has resigned as Telecom Italia chairman in a move that is seen as potentially smoothing the way for an agreement between the telco’s warring shareholders. Conti, who was aligned with activist investor Elliott Management, has been replaced on an interim basis by senior director Michele Valensise, in a move that was welcomed by […]

Telecom Italia names new head of TIMVision

Telecom Italia (TIM) has named Rai executive Andrea Fabiano as the new CEO of it audiovisual unit TIMVision and head of multimedia. Fabiano will take up his new post with the company on September 16. TIM said that the appointment of Fabiano, an experienced manager in the television business, would give further impetus to TIMVision’s […]

Telecom Italia chairman Conti may exit

Telecom Italia (TIM) chairman Fulvio Conti is considering resigning after just over a year in the role. Conti on Thursday confirmed a report by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica that he was considering quitting, citing easing tensions between warring Telecom Italia shareholders Vivendi and Elliott Management. According to a separate report by Reuters, Conti’s resignation could […]

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