Telecom Italia and 3 Italia have signed a nationwide roaming deal to renew the companies’ previous commercial agreement. As a result of this agreement, “3” customers will be able to use the Telecom Italia mobile network, covering all of Italy, for voice and data services.
The agreement is an example of Telecom Italia's strategy of working with Italy's other telecommunications carriers. The four-year deal is worth around €280 million.
This agreement creates value from Telecom Italia's mobile network infrastructure. It also encourages mobile market competition by offering access to 3 Italia’s virtual mobile carrier partners. Customer benefits range from higher quality of service standards to further development of the innovative services in which Telecom Italia is a leader.
Telecom Italia and 3 Italia have also struck a new SMS interconnection deal.
Rome, April 8, 2008