TI’s network spin-off could still pose regulatory questions
By Luca Schiavoni, Analyst, Regulation
The Italian fixed incumbent Telecom Italia (TI) is looking to spin off its network. It would be owned by a separate company, of which TI would retain a controlling stake.
This move is likely to facilitate the removal of the remaining retail obligations on TI’s retail business (the Newco), although not immediately. The Italian regulator AGCOM should proceed to further deregulate the fixed retail market only after it has found evidence that TI no longer has SMP.