FiberCop, TIM Group infrastructure operator, and TLC Telecomunicazioni, telecommunications operator active throughout Italy, have signed an agreement to develop the FTTH (Fiber to the Home) access market through TLC Telecomunicazioni’s involvement in the FiberCop network co-investment project.
Under this agreement, TLC Telecomunicazioni will use the fibre optic secondary access network up to FiberCop’s homes to develop the FTTH (Fiber to the Home) access market in seven municipalities in Lazio, Apulia and Campania. The municipalities covered by the agreement are: Formia, Gaeta, Castellaneta, Bellona, Pietramelara, Sparanise e San Salvatore Telesino.
The fact TLC Telecomunicazioni is taking part in the TIM Group’s co-investment offer through FiberCop provides further validation of FiberCop’s investment plan, which will ensure FTTH coverage for around 60% of households in Italy by 2026.
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 makes ultrabroadband connections with speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second available to households and businesses.
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 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 level.
The company provides operators with fibre optic passive access services, operating with maximum efficiency and to protect people and the environment.
FiberCop has a network asset that already provides 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, in the aim to cover approximately 60% of households nationwide by 2026.
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 in business. 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.