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Vodafone Italy & TIM Sign Network Sharing Partnership


Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 12:24pm EST 

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::VODAFONE GROUP PLC - VODAFONE ITALY & TIM INTENTION TO SHARE NETWORKS.VODAFONE- INTEND TO ENTER INTO ACTIVE NETWORK SHARING PARTNERSHIP FOR 5G WITH TELECOM ITALIA.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - PARTIES INTEND TO EVALUATE COMBINATION OF THEIR 22,000 PASSIVE TOWERS IN ITALY INTO A SINGLE ENTITY.VODAFONE- TO CONSIDER ACTIVE SHARING FOR 4G, EXPAND EXISTING PASSIVE SHARING AGREEMENT WITH TELECOM ITALIA TO ENABLE FASTER DEPLOYMENT OF 5G.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - VODAFONE AND TIM AIM TO CONCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF INITIATIVES DURING 2019.VODAFONE - PARTIES INTEND TO EXTEND EXISTING PASSIVE SHARING AGREEMENT, FROM ABOUT 10,000 SITES AS OF FEB. 21, TO A NATIONWIDE AGREEMENT.VODAFONE- PARTIES CONSOLIDATING ITALY PASSIVE TOWERS POTENTIALLY COMBINING CO'S PASSIVE TOWER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH INFRASTRUCTURE OF INWIT SPA.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - POTENTIAL BUSINESS COMBINATION IS INTENDED TO LEAVE BOTH PARTIES WITH EQUAL SHAREHOLDINGS AND GOVERNANCE RIGHTS IN INWIT SPA.VODAFONE - POTENTIAL BUSINESS COMBINATION IS INTENDED TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO OBLIGATION FOR PARTIES TO LAUNCH A TENDER OFFER FOR INWIT'S SHARES.