TIM and Vodafone will need to offer concessions to clear way for tower merger

17 Feb 2020

Telecom Italia (TIM) and Vodafone Italy must offer concessions in order to gain EC regulatory approval for the proposed merger of their mobile tower assets. A report from Reuters cites unnamed sources as saying that MVNOs in Italy have approached the Commission to request access to the merged network, while mobile market rival Iliad has also spoken out against the tie-up.

TIM and Vodafone have until Friday (21 February) to propose remedies. The two cellcos signed a 5G network sharing partnership last year, as part of which they agreed to combine their respective tower networks within TIM’s 60%-owned infrastructure unit INWIT.

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