MILAN, July 11 Italian telecommunications
regulator has approved lower fees for wholesale services to
access Telecom Italia's copper network, as it moves
ahead with a regulatory review aimed at smoothing a transition
to new generation networks.
In a statement on Thursday, regulator AGCOM said its
proposal will be reviewed by Brussels adding it will take a
final decision well before the end of the year.
The decision comes while AGCOM is in talks with Telecom
Italia over a plan by the former telecoms monopoly to spin off
its fixed-line copper and fibre network that will allow equal
access to all operators.
Earlier this week, AGCOM welcomed Telecom Italia's plan to
spin off the phone lines and said the move could earn the
company regulatory benefits.
(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, editing by Jennifer Clark)