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Sky Italia forms Open Fiber deal, adding key ingredient to MVNO rumors

Sky’s ambitious broadband-only TV initiative is set to make its mark in Italy from summer 2019, following a deal allowing Sky Italia to access Open Fiber’s FTTH network. The operator’s pay TV service Sky Q will be delivered over fiber, bringing next-gen features and faster streaming speeds to Italian users with the aim of stemming the flow of subs from pay TV over to OTT. In addition, the move adds some substance to long standing rumors of Sky going full quad play in Italy via an MVNO partnership – giving Sky Italia the option to use Open Fiber’s network infrastructure for wireless backhaul. Some see FTTH networks working as complementary to mobile networks, delivering rapid data transfer speeds between mobile…

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