Italy asks TIM to produce inventory of network assets

By:
Alan Burkitt-Gray
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As TIM looks again at separation, government asks for detailed inventory

The Italian government has asked TIM to give it detailed information on all its network assets.

The Reuters news agency reported a conversation it had had with Italy’s industry minister, Carlo Calenda, in advance of a meeting he was due to have with TIM’s CEO, Amos Genish, today.

The move is believed to be related to consideration of splitting TIM’s network operations – perhaps to be merged with OpEn Fiber’s – from its services. Only last week TIM’s new CEO, Amos Genish, said the company was looking at “different separating models”.

The minister told journalists, according to the agency: “The letter [from the government] is basically asking TIM to identify all material and immaterial assets that make up the network.”

He said he did not expect a reply by today, but expected that TIM would start the work on composing a reply today.