All TIM (Telecom Italia) articles

  • tfw163-tt-oi-assets
    M&A

    Vivo eyes convergence options as Oi integration begins

    2022-04-28T13:28:00Z

    Cross‑selling to new Oi customer base a focus for CEO Christian Gebara as migration and integration gets underway, set to be completed in 2023. Synergies of BRL 5.4bn (£870m/€1bn) expected via efficiencies in costs, investments, and integration. Spectrum and mobile site tidy‑up due this year, with half of the ...

  • Elsewhere in Vodafone Associates & JVs: United Internet making moves in Germany
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Vodafone Associates & JVs: United Internet making moves in Germany

    2022-03-27T12:11:00Z

    United Internet steps up network launch; TI opens KKR talks.

  • tfw163-tt-euro-giants-oran
    Network & Infrastructure

    Euro giants put O‑RAN security and sustainability in spotlight

    2022-03-25T16:27:00Z

    European open RAN MoU group drawing focus towards the potential for targeted and measurable energy efficiency gains through adoption of open disaggregation, supporting critical operator goals. Security review suggests an open architecture, drawing on IT security protocols and built on a zero trust methodology should prove more secure than ...

  • vfw205-tt-kkr-tim
    M&A

    KKR reiterates Telecom Italia interest

    2022-03-24T11:29:00Z

    Private equity giant said to have made fresh request to begin due diligence. Follows €10.8bn made in November 2021. TI remains hopeful of its own revival plan via Open Fiber merger.

  • vfw204-tt-ardian
    M&A

    Private equity fund offers to buy TIM’s INWIT stake

    2022-03-03T15:38:00Z

    Telecom Italia looks set to further slim its interest in its towers JV with Vodafone. French fund Ardian leads the consortium of prospective buyers, with a majority share of TIM’s 15.4% stake on the table.

  • vfw204-tt-inwit-manda
    M&A

    INWIT eyeing European towers for potential M&A

    2022-02-25T13:51:00Z

    Vodafone and Telecom Italia TowerCo joint venture lays out framework for “financial flexibility”, enabling M&A when opportunities arise. CEO Giovanni Ferigo claims organic growth remains the focus, but admits interest in smaller European players. Capital allocated to enable inorganic options.

  • tfw161-tt-oi-sale
    M&A

    Oi mobile sale hits another road bump

    2022-02-07T16:55:00Z

    Brazil’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) representative at antitrust regulator CADE gives thumbs down to proposed sale of Oi Group’s mobile assets to Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Non‑binding decision cites competition concerns and recommends “administrative proceedings” to investigate collusion among trio to exclude other interested companies. Oi says ...

  • tfw161-tt-oi-delay
    M&A

    Regulator approves Oi sale

    2022-01-31T15:30:00Z

    Decision confirmed, subject to conditions, after Brazilian regulator Anatel postponed ruling last week. A board member had asked for additional time to review sale to a consortium featuring Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Final approval still required from competition authority CADE.

  • Vfw203-tt-m+a-italy-uk
    M&A

    Vodafone under M&A spotlight in Italy, UK

    2022-01-24T16:18:00Z

    Group reportedly in consolidation talks with Iliad in Italy. A potential merger with Three UK was also apparently explored. Vodafone keeps head down as rumours swirl. Read keen advocate of European in‑market consolidation.

  • Elsewhere in BT Enterprise: BT links up with TIM & Telefónica in Turin
    Enterprise (B2B)

    Elsewhere in BT Enterprise: BT links up with TIM & Telefónica in Turin

    2022-01-10T14:57:00Z

    BT Enterprise ties with Italian telcos for connected cars and the University of Hertfordshire for smart city solutions.

  • EU could miss RAN innovation opportunity warn operators
    Network & Infrastructure

    EU could miss RAN innovation opportunity warn operators

    2022-01-01T15:58:00Z

    Europe’s big four maintained momentum for their open RAN collaboration with a new report calling for EU intervention to make the region an innovation hub. Analysys Mason‑backed report highlights need for diverse suppliers in a market predicted to be worth €36bn by 2026. Outsider BT questions level of support ...

  • OpenBNG unveils winners of multi-operator RFI
    Network & Infrastructure

    OpenBNG unveils winners of multi-operator RFI

    2021-12-05T15:36:00Z

    DT‑backed TIP initiative makes strides in disaggregating the broadband network gateway. RFI process, initiated by DT, BT, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Vodafone, identifies shortlist of suppliers most likely to be first with commercial and OpenBNG‑compliant products. Altran, Benu Networks, Casa Systems, and RtBrick emerge victorious in software category. APS ...

  • Elsewhere in Vodafone Europe: VfD and Sky test new App at the Bundesliga
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Vodafone Europe: VfD and Sky test new App at the Bundesliga

    2021-12-03T12:29:00Z

    VfD and Sky Deutschland test new Sky 5G Multiview App during Bundesliga match; Vodafone Italy brings forward net‑zero goal; Vodafone Business ties with Trend Micro in Spain.

  • Elsewhere in Vodafone Associates & JVs: KKR bids for TIM
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Vodafone Associates & JVs: KKR bids for TIM

    2021-12-02T13:27:00Z

    KKR submits cheeky bid for TIM; TPG requests joint functional separation undertaking.

  • Read calls out European market failures
    Strategy & Change

    Read calls out European market failures

    2021-12-01T14:58:00Z

    Vodafone CEO Nick Read identified four core principles that he sees as necessary for Europe to compete against Chinese and US tech domination. Consolidation of “hyper‑fragmented” telecoms market remains a preoccupation.

  • tfw160-tt-shield
    M&A

    Spain shields Telefónica as KKR’s TI bid makes waves

    2021-11-30T08:08:00Z

    Spanish government reinforcing restrictions that would halt hostile bids for Telefónica until 2023. Europe’s telco sector awash with bid speculation as KKR pursues TI, and Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is linked to a BT bid.

  • Q2 FY21–22 Headlines: growth maintained despite B2B, Spain bumps
    Financial & Performance

    Q2 FY21–22 Headlines: Vodafone growth maintained despite B2B, Spain bumps

    2021-11-28T13:23:00Z

    Group benefits as COVID‑19 drag steadily eases. On positive side, forward movement maintained in Germany and UK, and picture improves in super‑competitive Italy. Blotches include an apparent step back in growth at Vodafone Business, despite its star billing, and a return to reverse gear in perennially challenging Spain.

  • btw330-tt-mcrae-oran-assertions
    Partnerships & Alliances

    BT’s McRae fights corner for Nordic giants, as peers swing for Eur‑O‑RAN

    2021-11-25T09:56:00Z

    BT Chief Architect highlights value of local major NEPs, as European peers promote greater supply chain diversification. Remarks follow McRae support for Ericsson foray into open RAN orchestration. BT committed to open RAN as part of opportunity to ‘network‑ify’ applications and functions in new markets. Analysys Mason‑backed report highlights ...

  • KKR launches Telecom Italia buyout attempt
    M&A

    KKR launches Telecom Italia buyout attempt

    2021-11-22T16:15:00Z

    Offer believed to be worth at least €32bn. Operator shares soar 30% as the news emerges.

  • vfw201-tt-inwit-results
    M&A

    INWIT continues to fill M&A kitty

    2021-11-11T08:00:00Z

    Growing Italian TowerCo building up a €1bn platform for deal-making at end of its latest strategic cycle, in FY23. Expansion plans could give co‑parent Vodafone another runner in European TowerCo race, beyond main vehicle Vantage Towers.