Italy launches third broadband tender

23 Apr 2018

The Italian government has launched its third and final tender for the provision of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved rural areas. The EUR103 million (USD126 million) tender, being run via state infrastructure body Infratel, covers 296,000 premises in 882 communities in the regions of Calabria, Puglia and Sardinia. The contract will see all households passed by a broadband network which offers download speeds of at least 30Mbps. The first two tenders were won by Open Fiber, a wholesale network operator which is owned by utility group Enel and state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP).