Sky Italia is preparing to enter the world of landline operators. The company has published a page on its website that leaves little room for the imagination, where you can read quite clear sentences: “A new way of is coming live wifi in the house“,”Are you ready to connect?“and more” Leave us your data to call you back as soon as possible the new Sky internet offer for your home will be available”.
The page allows you to fill in a form with your data, whether you are Sky customers or not, through which the company will obtain the contact details to contact you in due time and reveal the offer when it is presented. The difference from the past, for example if you look at the offer that Sky sees together with Fastweb’s connectivity, is that this time everything will be managed and offered by Sky itself.
In March 2018 Sky Italia e Open Fiber announced a long-term agreement to allow the pay TV giant to benefit “from the advantages offered by Open Fiber’s optical fiber infrastructure – FTTH, Fiber-To-The Home – in the main 271 urban areas of the country”. Everything should go from the latest version of the Sky Q set top box, which can also work via the Internet as well as via satellite.
“Sky’s entry into fixed telephony and broadband will take place within the first six months of 2020“, The CEO of Sky Italia, previously at the top of Wind, told Il Sole 24 Ore in February.” This choice represents the natural evolution of the business of a company that has always focused on the quality of content and technological innovation since since its birth. Thanks to the wholesale agreement signed with Open Fiber we will have access to the best fiber network available in our country. This will allow us to support in the best way the connection needs of our subscribers, accustomed for some time to an intensive use of the network for streaming content, viewing on demand and that of 4K content “.
According to La Repubblica, the offer will be operational from June 16 and Sky would have invested over 200 million in equipment, including a new datacenter, the permanent hiring of 250 new technicians and staff training, from sales staff to the call center. The company is also planning to enter the world of mobile telephony.