Telecom Italia (TIM) has signed a new partner for its FiberCop secondary access network venture. Marche-based ISP Netoip has joined the co-investment project which manages TIM’s fibre and copper infrastructure, with a view to offering fibre-based services in nine municipalities in the Marche region, plus other municipalities in Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia.
Netoip is the third firm to partner with FiberCop within a month, after Afinna One and Connectivia came on board in November. Besides TIM, FiberCop shareholders include Fastweb and investment firm KKR. The venture aims to roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to 16 million premises across Italy by 2025.