FiberCop and AfinnaOne ink co-investment agreement
FiberCop, TIM's infrastructure operator, has signed an agreement with AfinnaOne to jointly develop the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) access market.
Under the terms of the agreement, AfinnaOne will use the fibre-optic secondary access network to connect FiberCop homes. This will be done in line with the “Access to the optical cabinet” model, based on the purchase price and on an Indefeasible rights of use basis for 20 years, of dedicated fibre infrastructure.
AfinnaOne’s co-investment offer, underscores FiberCop’s investment plan, which will ensure FTTH coverage for 75% of Italy's grey and black areas by 2025.
FiberCop's co-investment model, which allows all interested operators to participate in the deployment of optical fibre in Italy in an infrastructure competition framework, accelerates fibre deployment across the country and allows premises to choose ultrabroadband connections with speeds of over 1Gbps.
In related news, earlier this month FiberCop signed a similar agreement with Connectivia, a data operator on the Amalfi Coast, to deploy the FTTH access market.
Similarly, 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.
FiberCop is owned by TIM (58%) together with KKR Infrastructure (37.5%) and Fastweb (4.5%), and has a network that offers over 94% of the population UBB connections thanks to FTTC and FTTH connections.
In addition, August saw Iliad Italia signed an agreement with FiberCop to offer direct fibre connections to customers’ homes.
The deal means that Iliad will join TIM, Tiscali and Fastweb in being able to offer fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) via FiberCop in what Italy calls grey and black areas of the country.