Telecom Italia seeking network access guarantor-report

Telecom Italia is proposing the creation of a network access guarantor to guarantee its competitors easier access to its network, a Total Telecom report said.

The report, quoting Italian dailyIl Sole 24-Ore, said Telecom Italia has proposed creating the entity, which would be made up of members of both the telecom company and Italy's telecommunications regulator, to act as a guarantor to companies seeking access to Telecom Italia's network.

In June, Telecom Italia submitted a series of commitments to the telecoms regulator for increasing access to its network.

These remain essentially unchanged, Il Sole reported.

At the time, Corrado Calabro, head of the regulator, praised the commitments, but said that Italy's former telecoms monopoly still maintains its dominant position.