Telecom Italia proposes network watchdog

29 Jul 2008

Telecom Italia (TI) is proposing the formation of a new entity to oversee the operation of its wireline networks unit, local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore writes. The proposed watchdog, which would be made up of staff from both the telco and the country’s telecoms regulator Agcom, would ensure that TI meets commitments guaranteeing competitors equal access to its infrastructure. It had been thought that the incumbent might be forced to spin off its networks unit completely; the current plan would see the networks business remain under the Telecom Italia umbrella.

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