Italian regulator studies coverage obligations for 5G network sharing venture

21 Feb 2020

Italy’s Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom) has opened a procedure to evaluate coverage obligations for the 5G network sharing venture involving Wind Tre and Fastweb. Under its 3.7GHz concession won at auction in October 2018, Wind Tre must offer coverage of at least 5% of the population of each Italian region within 48 months from the award of the licence. The regulator is now assessing whether these coverage obligations should be altered in light of the infrastructure sharing deal signed by the two operators in June last year. Mondo Mobile Web says Agcom’s investigation will take up to 120 days.