Free must become the fourth operator in the transalpine mobile market. The telecom operator Iliad (Free) plans to launch its Mobile Offer in Italy “before the summer,” said Tuesday, March 13. The general manager Maxima Lombardi to AFP.
“We are in a phase of + drive test +, with cars. Equipped with different call configurations that crisscross Italy to verify the proper functioning of the network,” Lombardi told AFP.”We are close to launching before the summer,” he added. Last year, Free was planning at the same time a launch “end 2017 or early 2018” of its commercial offer in Italy.
Free must become the fourth operator in the transalpine mobile market. The group obtained a license in September 2016 through the merger of operators. Wind and 3 Italia to become the number 1 in the sector. The European Commission had asked the two operators to offload some of their frequencies and antennas, in order to maintain competition.
The French operator is eagerly awaited in Italy. The majority of analysts waiting for a tight price offer that would upset the telecommunications landscape. Like the arrival on the French market in 2012. Italy is the first incursion announced by Free on a European market, excluding that of France.
Iliad and its founder Xavier Neil have since announced in December jointly take over the Irish incumbent operator ear.