Telecom Italia board approves fixed separation plan

7 Mar 2018

Telecom Italia’s (TIM’s) proposal to embark upon a voluntary separation of its fixed access network has been approved by the company’s board of directors, paving the way for CEO Amos Genish to notify the Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom) of the plans. The proposal provides for a separate legal entity (‘Netco’) – 100% controlled by TIM – owning the access network and all the infrastructure and staffed appropriately to provide wholesale services independently.

The telco claims that the project will establish ‘the most advanced network separation model in Europe, by creating a “one-stop-shop” access point for regulated and unregulated wholesale services for all operators including TIM, delivering a fully neutral and equivalent model’.