TIM loses appeal on broadband tenders

21 Mar 2017

An Italian court has rejected a complaint by Telecom Italia (TIM) over the award of a government tender to deploy fibre broadband networks in underserved areas of the country. Last year the telco complained that the terms of the tender favoured rival bidders, in particular utility firm Enel, which went on to win the first batch of contracts in January 2017 via its Open Fiber unit. The tenders – worth a total of around EUR4 billion (USD4.3 billion) – are being run by the government agency Infratel, which is looking to promote the rollout of high speed fibre infrastructure in regions which would not normally be economically viable for telcos.

Italy, Open Fiber, Telecom Italia (TIM)