Agcom demands more action from Telecom Italia; 2008 commitments still not fulfilled

2 Dec 2010

Italian telecoms regulator Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (Agcom) has issued a statement indicating that incumbent fixed line provider Telecom Italia has made some progress with regards to the commitments it made in December 2008, but must still do more with regards to the quality and modernisation of its fixed infrastructure. Agcom admitted ‘significant progress on some aspects of equal treatment and transparency’ in terms of Telecom Italia’s approach towards alternative operators. However, in terms of the quality of the fixed line network itself, Agcom prescribes ‘further action by the incumbent, so as to ensure an effective and efficient implementation’. Agcom is due to make a final assessment on Telecom Italia’s progress in January 2011.