The launch of Sky Italia in fixed network telecommunications market was scheduled by the company for the first half of 2020. Now, the first rumors are coming on the exact date, in the month of June 2020.
Already at a conference for the presentation of Comcast’s financial results in August 2019, the date on which it was also announced the partnership with Open Fiber, the launch was expected in the first half of the year. However, the company has not provided other information on its offer in recent months.
Later, it had been communicated an agreement between Fastweb and Sky in areas where Open Fiber is not yet present, using FTTC network technologies and Vula technology on the TIM network, as well as FWA.
A few months ago, Maximo Ibarra himself, the new CEO of Sky Italia and previously CEO of Wind, who had led the merger for the birth of Wind Tre, had confirmed his entry into the fixed network within the first half of the year.
Now, the first rumors come about the actual date. According to what reported by Republic, indeed, Sky’s departure on the fixed network market could be set for June 16, 2020.
Always according to what reported, the company would have completed the last tests and would now be ready to enter the market e diversify its Italian business thanks to the partnership with Open Fiber.
As stated by CEO Maximo Ibarra, Sky will enter the fiber market with the ambition of contribute to the spread of broadband in the country providing services also to meet the connection needs of already subscribers, for viewing high quality content.
According to the manager, it is indeed essential that the development and diffusion of FTTH fiber continues in Italy, as also envisaged by the European Digital Agenda.
As stated several times, Sky’s focus will be based on convergence and on the aggregation of different offers, to further expand the business and speed up the integration and coordination process with the rest of the Group.
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