Italian telecom provider Wind Tre faces hurdles in selling infrastructure due to complex 5G network sharing negotiations with rivals Iliad and Fastweb. CK Hutchison delays the deal closure by three months to February 12, citing challenges with Iliad and Fastweb. Meanwhile, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison’s $6 billion merger in Indonesia with Huawei’s support achieves significant growth. France’s Orange introduces satellite broadband, while Norway’s Telenor sells its satellite operations. FCC’s new broadband rules target discrimination, raising concerns of unintended consequences. Mavenir and Nokia achieve remarkable Open RAN interoperability, overcoming past criticisms and showcasing commitment to multi-supplier systems.
EQT’s acquisition of a 60% stake in a new company formed to own and operate Wind Tre’s fixed and mobile network assets promises innovation and growth for the Italian telecoms sector. While the deal is still awaiting regulatory approval, it highlights a broader trend in infrastructure monetization and strategic partnerships, paving the way for sustainable market competition.