FiberCop, TLC Telecomunicazioni broaden co-investment partnership


TIM Group infrastructure operator FiberCop and TLC Telecomunicazioni strengthen their partnership aimed at developing the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) access market through TLC Telecomunicazioni’s involvement in the FiberCop network co-investment project.

On the basis of this new agreement which broadens the one signed last April, TLC Telecomunicazioni will use the fibre optic secondary access network up to FiberCop homes, to develop the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) access market in the municipality of Serravalle Scrivia.

TLC Telecomunicazioni’s participation in the co-investment offer is part of FiberCop’s investment plan which will ensure FTTH coverage to over 60% of households in the country.

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 a context of full competition. Moreover, it speeds up the process of overcoming the digital divide in the country and allows households and businesses to choose 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%), and its goal is to digitalise the country by deploying Fiber-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 level.

The company provides operators with fibre optic passive access services, operating with maximum efficiency and to protect people and the environment.

FiberCop has copper and fibre network assets that already provide UBB connections to over 94% of fixed lines thanks to FTTC and FTTH technologies and will continue to develop FTTH coverage with a connection speed of over 1 Gigabit, with the aim of covering over 60% of households nationwide.

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.

The operator TLC Telecomunicazioni has been in business since 2005 and has become a point of reference in many contexts, above all for companies. It operates throughout the country with the aim of offering its customers a technologically advanced service, with excellent quality standards. It is specialised in the supply of fibre optic internet access services tailored to each project even in difficult situations, advanced backup services with IP continuity and unified communication services.