Rome, 9 August 2021
The TIM Group, through FiberCop, and iliad have signed an agreement to develop the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) access market. The parties have in fact defined iliad’s participation in the co-investment project on the network of FiberCop, the Group company that creates the fibre optic secondary access network up to homes.
iliad’s endorsement of the co-investment offer – which the TIM Group implements through FiberCop – follows that of other national operators, such as Fastweb and the one being finalised with Tiscali, and confirms the validity of FiberCop’s investment plan, which ensures FTTH coverage for 75% of the grey and black areas of the country by 2025. TIM will also offer Iliad access to the primary fibre network. TIM will also offer iliad access to the primary fibre network.
The agreement confirms iliad’s commitment to making investments in order to contribute to the digitisation of the country and offer high quality connectivity with simple and transparent offers.
For TIM, the arrangement reached confirms the effectiveness of the co-investment model. This model allows all interested operators to participate in the development of optical fibre in Italy within a framework of infrastructural competition which will see the digital divide overcome faster at national level. Moreover, it will enable the migration of households and businesses to ultrabroadband connections with speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second.
iliad is the operator that has revolutionised the mobile market in Italy since its debut in 2018 with offers that combine quality and transparency. It has 13 offices in Italy and a proprietary network infrastructure that now covers 99.6% of the population using 4G technology, and an ever-increasing 5G network available in the main Italian cities. iliad has surpassed the threshold of 3,000 points of sale and its distribution network is made up of 21 iliad Stores, over 800 iliad Corners (including the Simbox distributed through large-scale retailing), over 1,500 iliad Express and more than 650 iliad Points. The mobile operator belongs to the iliad Group, the sixth largest mobile operator in Europe and parent company of Free. As of 30 June 2021, iliad Italia had over 7.8 million subscribers.