FiberCop and Connectivia sign co-investment agreement to speed up fibre roll-out in the country
Nov 18, 2021
Rome, 17 November 2021: FiberCop, TIM Group infrastructure company, has signed an agreement with Connectivia to deploy the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) access market. The parties have in fact defined Connectivia’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.
Under this agreement, Connectivia will use the fibre optic secondary access network in six of Campania’s municipalities to connect FiberCop homes according to the “Access to the optical cabinet” model, based on the purchase, on an IRU basis for 20 years, of dedicated fibre infrastructure equipment (primary and secondary splitters and fibre-optic links).
Connectivia’s participation in the co-investment offer – which the TIM Group is implementing through FiberCop – follows that of other important operators, including Fastweb and Iliad, and confirms the soundness of FiberCop’s investment plan, which will ensure FTTH coverage for 75% of the country’s grey and black areas by 2025.
The agreement reached confirms the effectiveness of the co-investment model, which allows all interested operators to participate in the deployment of optical fibre in Italy in an infrastructure competition framework. Moreover, it speeds up the process of overcoming the digital divide in the country and allows households and businesses to migrate to ultrabroadband connections with speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second.
FiberCop is the infrastructure company controlled by TIM (58%) together with KKR Infrastructure (37.5%) and Fastweb (4.5%) which aims to digitize the country by deploying Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) optical fibre connections.
FiberCop operates on the basis of a co-investment model and is the first case in Europe to see the new European Electronic Communications Code applied at national scale.
The company provides operators with fibre optic passive access services, operating with maximum efficiency and protecting people and the environment.
FiberCop has a network asset that already offers over 94% of the population UBB connections thanks to FTTC and FTTH connections and will continue to develop FTTH coverage with a connection speed of over 1 Gigabit. The aim is to achieve 75% coverage of households in the country’s grey and black areas by 2025.
FiberCop aims to make a critical contribution to reducing the digital divide in Italy, speeding up the process of customers switching from copper to fibre.
CONNECTIVIA is the first ultrabroadband data operator on the Amalfi Coast. Thanks to the infrastructure it has built on the Costa Diva it is among the first local operators to have developed a new generation optical fibre network in Italy. “Where others do not go” has been its distinctive motto since birth. Bringing faster communication technologies to local areas in order to support their development is its contribution to their future. It offers FTTH connections throughout the country and on the Amalfi Coast, a showcase for our country across the world, it has provided 65% of the area with1000 Mbps FTTH coverage, triggering a process of economic and social growth.
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