Italy minister says no interest so far from operators to build single fiber network

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 6:49 AM

ROME (Reuters) - The idea of creating a single fibre-optic telecoms network in Italy makes sense but none of the players involved have so far signaled a willingness to do so, Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday.

"You know I look favorably at the creation of a company to run a single network but at present this is just theoretical thinking," Calenda said at a press conference in Rome.

Italian state-controlled utility Enel and phone incumbent Telecom Italia are both currently rolling out their own separate ultrafast broadband networks.

'Believe Women' Is Perilous Baloney
Michelle Malkin

(Reporting by Alberto Sisto, writing by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Isla Binnie)