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10/04/2012 - 03:00 PM

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A memorandum of understanding between Telecom Italia and Unioncamere (the associations of Italian Chambers of Commerce)  intended to maximise the use of broadband and ultrabroadband network infrastructure by Italian firms throughout the country
 

Telecom Italia and Unioncamere have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to maximise the use of broadband and ultrabroadband network infrastructure by Italian firms throughout the country. The agreement was signed by the Chairman of Unioncamere, Ferruccio Dardanello and Telecom Italia COO, Marco Patuano.

The three-year agreement aims to promote a digital innovation culture among micro and small businesses and in industrial districts, through a national program of education on new technologies and the efficient use of the ICT services made available by broadband with a view to raising  the competitiveness of Italian business and industry, in accordance with the goals of the European Digital Agenda.

With this initiative Telecom Italia and Unioncamere undertake to pursue an ongoing dialogue to identify the best ways, wherever the conditions are favourable, to support and set in motion development projects to encourage investment in broadband networks, with particular focus on industrial districts and areas, including through forms of public-private cooperation.

The memorandum provides for a joint steering and coordination committee appointed by Unioncamere and Telecom Italia to enable the parties to discuss concerted action, plan activities and monitor their progress.