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TIM tests multicast tech

TIM, the Italian telco, is testing multicast signal distribution over satellite to offer its customers high quality, live streaming – even in the country’s most remote areas. The testing, delivered through the TimVision Box in Adaptative Bit Rate (ABR) multicast mode, was developed in collaboration with Eutelsat, which owns and operates the Eutelsat Konnect satellite […]

June 27, 2022

Italy network integration MoU signed

Further to an earlier announcement, CDP Equity (CDPE), a company wholly owned by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), Teemco Bidco S.à.r.l., a Luxembourg company controlled by one or more funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), Macquarie Asset Management (Macquarie), Open Fiber and TIM have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding […]

May 30, 2022

TIM agrees fibre deal

In a move designed to speed up digitalisation of Italy, dominant telco TIM, FiberCop and Open Fiber have signed a commercial agreement that allows for the reuse of the network infrastructures in what are termed the ‘white areas’, where the development of a TLC infrastructure under concession has been financed by public funding. The agreement […]

May 16, 2022

TIM, CDP deal for Open Fiber

Telecom Italia (TIM) has signed a non-disclosure agreement with Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) as it begins formal talks on the possible integration of its fixed network with that of rival Open Fiber, where CDP holds a 60 per cent stake. A series of talks have been plagued with delays and disagreements. […]

April 4, 2022

TIM talks with KKR

Telecom Italia (TIM) is starting formal talks with the KKR fund on its €10.8 billion offer. KKR made an initial approach for TIM in November 2021. TIM has now said that it would start talks with KKR while simultaneously exploring its alternative of possible merger with state-backed broadband operator Open Fiber. TIM carries €29 billion […]

March 14, 2022

Italian Football Federation signs on with WSC Sports

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), the Italian Football Federation, has announced a 3-year collaboration with WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, to create AI-powered highlights of the Serie A TimVision, the highest league of women’s football in Italy. FIGC will be using WSC Sports’ full suite of automation tools […]

February 2, 2022

FreeMove Alliance and Millicom cooperate

FreeMove Alliance, the global mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia and Telecom Italia, and Millicom, a provider of fixed, mobile and digital services in Latin America serving enterprise customers through its Tigo Business brand, have signed a partnership agreement to offer seamless connectivity solutions to multinational customers (MNCs) across the Americas and beyond. […]

January 31, 2022

Report: Wholesale model reshaping fibre rollout in W. Europe?

The expansion of fibre networks is progressing fast in Western Europe, where an average of 7 million premises were connected each quarter over the last year, reports Dataxis. When considering the five biggest consumer markets in the region, it is clear that the deployment of fibre infrastructures widely varies in each country. The market is […]

January 27, 2022

KKR tables offer for Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia (TIM) has received a €10.8 billion offer from US fund KKR aimed at taking Italy’s biggest telco private. KKR’s move comes as TIM’s CEO Luigi Gubitosi finds himself under grave pressure from top investor Vivendi following two profit warnings in recent months. TIM said KKR had set an indicative price of €0.505 for […]

November 22, 2021

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021