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Italy extends furlough support in new stimulus package

Aug 07 2020

ROME Italy approved on Friday a new stimulus package aimed at helping businesses and families survive the coronavirus crisis, while Rome waits to receive funds from the European Union's Recovery Fund.

Exclusive: Italy ups the ante in plan to create single broadband network, sources say

Aug 06 2020

ROME Italy is positioning to become an influential shareholder in the broadband operator it plans to create by brokering a merger of Telecom Italia's (TIM) fixed-line access network with state-controlled Open Fiber, three sources said.

Exclusive: Italy ups the ante in its plan to create a single broadband network, sources say

Aug 06 2020

ROME Italy is positioning to become an influential shareholder in a tightly regulated broadband operator it plans to create by brokering a merger of Telecom Italia's (TIM) fixed-line access network with state-controlled Open Fiber, three sources said.

EXCLUSIVE-Italy ups the ante in its plan to create a single broadband network - sources

Aug 06 2020

* Italy pushes to have a unified ultra-fast broadband network

Italy's TIM postpones decision over network stake sale at government request

Aug 04 2020

MILAN Telecom Italia (TIM) has postponed to Aug. 31 a decision on the sale of a minority stake in its last-mile grid to U.S. investment firm KKR on a government request to negotiate a deal with rival Open Fiber.

Italy struggles to clinch deal for single broadband network: sources

Jul 31 2020

ROME The Italian government needs more time to broker a deal between former phone monopoly Telecom Italia and state-controlled utility Enel over plans to create a single ultrafast broadband network, three sources told Reuters.

KKR makes binding offer for stake in TIM's last-mile grid: sources

Jul 29 2020

MILAN/ROME U.S. investment firm KKR has made a binding offer for a minority stake of Telecom Italia's (TIM) so-called last-mile grid, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Italy working to create single broadband champion independent of TIM - source

Jul 27 2020

ROME Italy's government is studying a plan to create a single ultra-fast broadband network that could initially be majority-owned by phone incumbent Telecom Italia (TIM) but would grant equal access to all market players, a person close to the matter told Reuters.

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