Iliad targets Vodafone, TIM tower deal

first_img Strengthening LTE foundation to maximise 5G potential Related Author Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 JAN 2020 Previous ArticleBids in latest US mmWave auction top $7BNext ArticleOrange opts for Nokia, Ericsson for 5G TIM, Telefonica, Claro strike Oi deal Iliad Italia CEO Benedetto Levi (pictured) raised concerns with competition bodies over a pending merger of tower assets by Telecom Italia and Vodafone, a little over a week after seeking to block fellow rivals Fastweb and Wind Tre from sharing 5G infrastructure, Reuters reported.The move appears to be another attack to gain ground on rivals in Italy. Telecom Italia and Vodafone Italia signed a merger agreement in July 2019 to enable a joint 5G rollout. The deal, which would see the pair merge their infrastructure into Telecom Italia’s Inwit tower company, is currently under review by European antitrust bodies.Levi argued the merger posed a risk to competition, Reuters stated. The executive added Iliad Italia is “not against network sharing agreements per se”, but said such deals should not distort the market.The news agency stated Iliad Italia is the only operator in the country yet to ink a 5G network sharing agreement, although Levi revealed the operator aims to launch its 5G network by the end of the year. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Home Iliad targets Vodafone, TIM tower deal Oi mobile asset sale saga nears conclusion Iliad ItaliaTIMVodafone Italia Manny Pham last_img read more